He has had no prior arrests. Will this end up on his record for future employment? If so how can he get it expunged?
Yes, it will end up on his permanent record (though not necessarily on his employment record), unless an attorney either gets it tossed out or it is expunged. I'd be curious to know a few things, particularly when he received the citation, whether it was for felony or misdemeanor possession, and his age when he received the citation.
Regardless, he should contact an attorney to go into more detail about his case.
Time may be of the essence, here, if he was recently cited and has yet to appear in court. Your boyfriend has the right to defend himself in court. If he loses, this type of offense can be expunged.
This is not legal advice and does not create an attorney-client relationship.
To answer your question...yes it will. If he has no priors, he needs to hire a lawyer before court and work out a deal to keep it off his record in the first place.
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