I was arrested in New York City for disorderly conduct (240.20) and plead guilty. I personally was not responsible for all of the charges brought against me but plead guilty as I was held in prison for a day already.
I was given Conditional Discharge (one year) and have served one day of community service and a monetary fine.
It has been just a few days shy of one year and my employer recently informed me that i must give a copy of the police report as well as a written personal statement to HR and the compliance dept of my firm. I am not sure how they gained knowledge of this information. I work for a large public accounting firm (auditor) and have been there for over two years now. All of my clients are financial services firms. This is my first offense of any sort. I am a minority.
I would appreciate any advice I can get before I must report back to my company with this information. What would be the best way to handle ther personal statement? My version of the story differs from what is in the police report. When is it time to get a lawyer?