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Asked on: 5/26/09, 9:07 pm

Drunk In Public - Arlington Virginia

This past weekend I was issued a Drunk In Public (DIP) and was arrested. On the ticket that I was issued, it says that it is a Class 4 Misdemeanor. It appears to me that this is a local misdemeanor (is there a difference?) due to a violation of section 17-7 in Arlington. The ''Virginia Crime Code'' is OBS-3712-04.

My question is - should I look at getting an attorney, or should I just pay this ticket? An officer in the police station told me that this ticket would not show up in future background investigations when I am applying for a job. Is this true?

If this is a ''slap on the wrist'', then I don't have a problem paying it; however, if I am going to be questioned on a Drunk In Public when applying to future jobs, I would like to fight it if possible.


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