Expunging a 4th degree Disorderly Conduct?

Asked over 1 year ago - Garfield Heights, OH

I was 19 waiting at a party. A girl offered me a sip of her cup, I took just a small sip, when I realized it was beer. The police came in and gave everyone an underage drinking citation. I offered to take a breathalyzer, the officer told me "too bad your guilty". All 14 of us appeared in court at the same time.After the judge heard everyone state they asked for a breathalyzer, we had to leave the courtroom.
My attorney came out and told me the prosecutor was willing to drop my citation to 4th degree Disorderly Conduct. I did taste beer, so I wasn't innocent but I was preparing to go out of state to start college and wanted this done. After the attorney explained everything, it seemed better to plead guilty, pay the fine and the get the record expunged.
Is it worthwhile?

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  1. Noah Christian Munyer

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    Answered . Yes you can expunge this one year after your conviction date.

    Noah Munyer
    330-929-2027

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  2. Christopher Lee Beck

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    Answered . As long as you have a clean record otherwise you are eligible for expungement. Check the court where your case was heard's website to see if they have a form application for expungement. If not I would suggest hiring an attorney to assist you. Good luck.

    Attorney Chris Beck
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  3. Colin R. Maher

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    Answered . It is worthwhile to have get the record expunged.

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Criminal charges for disorderly conduct

Disorderly conduct, usually a misdemeanor charge, means disrupting the peace or public space through threatening, disruptive, lewd, or drunken behavior.

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