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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

When getting a Disorderly Conduct, what does a conditional discharge mean?

A conditional discharge means that you must complete certain conditions set by the judge for the case to be truly over.  In the case of a disorderly conduct, the conditional discharge period is one year and upon the successful completion of the conditions, the case is sealed.  The conditions vary from case to case but they all include the condition that you stay out of any new trouble for one year.  The most common other conditions include performing community service, paying fines and/or court surcharges, paying restitution to a victim, abiding by court orders of protection, completeng any court mandated programs, and abiding by any suspension of driving privileges.  After the period of conditional discharge is over, it is not necessary for you to return to court to have the case sealed, as it is done automatically.

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