Minneapolis, MN asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Minnesota

Q: Is it possible to have a disorderly conduct charge dropped and/or ensure that this doesn’t show up on background checks?

I’m being charged w/disorderly conduct as a result of my fiancée calling/lying to police during a bad argument. He told the officer that I hit him during this, when I did no such thing. In my struggle to get away from him (I was pinned up against a wall) the most I did was yell loudly for my daughter to run into my son’s room and lock the door. I was able to get there myself and had the door barricaded and was trying to figure out a plan to get out of the house when the officers arrived.

I was told that my fiancée was telling his (obviously different) version of what happened, and that because the officer saw no marks on anyone that “no one will be going to jail tonight” but he thought it best that we don’t spend the night in the same house. At that point, my kids and I were brought to a family members home.

I’m a nurse applying to grad school and looking for a new job now that my maternity leave is over. Background checks will be done by every school and potential employer...

3 Lawyer Answers
Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Rogers, MN
  • Licensed in Minnesota

A: There is a chance to get the charged dismissed or keep it off of your record. The way to accomplish this is by hiring an experienced criminal defense attorney. An attorney can work to minimize or perhaps completely avoid any consequences for the allegations that have been made against you.

William Bailey agrees with this answer

Thomas C Gallagher
Thomas C Gallagher
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Licensed in Minnesota

A: Yes. With a help from me or another experienced criminal defense attorney, you maybe able to prevent a conviction. That you should prevent problems with background checks. But you could also then Petition for record expungement for even more. See my website for more on criminal defense and disorderly conduct charges. Or call me.

William Bailey agrees with this answer

William Bailey
William Bailey
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Bloomington, MN
  • Licensed in Minnesota

A: There are a few different ways to keep this from becoming a conviction on your record. You should have an attorney assist you to give you the best chance to avoid a negative impact on your record.

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