These days, there is no such thing as an insignificant criminal charge appearing on your Board Of Probation Record. It is pretty much understood that it becomes more difficult to get the job you want coming out of college if there is any type of blemish on your criminal record, while you were a student.
Today, the client faced a single charge of Minor In Possession Of Alcohol. Seems minor enough, right? Wrong! This “minor” charge could prevent you from getting the job you want.
Fortunately, I was able to convince the clerk magistrate, at the show cause level, not to issue the complaint against my client. When this happens, not only is there no blemish on your criminal record, no one even knows the accusation was made.
As a result, my client was able to continue his studies abroad, which were also jeopardized by this accusation.