Was arrested for public intoxication in March 2011. Judge told me to attend 20 AA meetings and charges would be dropped.
If charges are dropped, it's not a conviction. However, before completing it, you should get a copy of the court records and see what it has. The judge may have dropped the public intoxication to a lesser charge, but you still could have been convicted of something.
Better safe than sorry.
When the charge is dropped/dismissed, that is not a conviction. It is quite common in San Luis Obispo County to do 20 AA meetings in exchange for dismissal of a Public Intoxication charge. You should have received a piece of paper showing the outcome of your case. If you still have that, a lawyer could look at it and confirm for you that you actually did get your charge dismissed.
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