Will I Have a Criminal Record on My First Criminal Offense?

  • You can go through Conditional Dismissal or Conditional Discharge programs that put you on probation for your first offense on the municipal court level.
  • If you complete the program without testing positive for drugs or violating any terms, the charges will be dismissed.
  • The county level has a similar program called Pre-Trial Intervention that will also dismiss your case upon your successful completion of the project.