I had court today in which I was hoping for a diversion for this offense. The city attorney gave me two options: to plead guilty and pay fine or for this to go to trial in which he advised me that I would loose, badly. So of course I chose to plead guilty and endure the fines/criminal record. Now I am wondering about how this will effect my ability to get a decent job, how long it will stay on my record, and if so, can it be removed from my record once all fines are paid. I did not get any probation or jail time. Any help would be greatly appreciated.