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If you plead guilty to an ordinance charge does it go on your record?

I recently received a ticket for an ordinance violation, apparently its illegal to let your dog have a good run around on the community park football field without a leash. I didn't know. Is this going to be one of those charges/tickets that stick to your record forever?

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    Timothy J. Klisz | Klisz Law Office, PLLC
    39111 W. Six Mile Rd.
    Livonia, MI 48152
    (313) 402-0853
    It could. An attorney would have to review the charge to see if it is criminal or civil in nature.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan - Replied: 4/25/2013
    Mark A. Manning | Mark A. Manning, PC.
    213 Paw Paw Street
    Paw Paw, MI 49079
    (269) 657-3191
    It would be on your "record" in the court but unless things have changed recently I doubt it would show up on a criminal background check because a dog at large case would not be abstracted to the State. If it does it could be expunged after 5 years if it is your only criminal offense.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan - Replied: 4/25/2013
    Jacob Peter Sartz IV | Cornish, Crowley, Rockafellow, & Sartz, PLLC
    Cornish, Crowley, Rockafellow, & Sartz, PLLC
    Grand Rapids, MI 49546
    (517) 410-5127
    If the ordinance was a "civil infraction" then no, it should not show up as a criminal charge on your record. Some ordinance violations, though, are misdemeanors. A conviction for a misdemeanor would show up on your criminal history. It depends on what you were charged with. If you need specific legal advice for your particular circumstances, I encourage you to privately consult with a lawyer.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan - Replied: 4/24/2013
    Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
    5005 Lapeer Rd
    Burton, MI 48509
    (810) 743-2960
    Yes it is if you could possibly serve jail time for it.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan - Replied: 4/24/2013
    John F Brennan | Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC
    24001 Greater Mack
    St Clair Shores, MI 48080
    (586) 778-0900
    I would have to look into the specifics of the charge, but if it is a misdemeanor it will go on your record.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan - Replied: 4/24/2013
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