My question involves criminal law for the state of: Michigan
My daughter was recently given a citation for possession of a small amount of marijuana, which in Ann Arbor is a civil infraction. It's a $50 fine; however, I'm wondering if this could hurt or effect her down the road. I know it's not technically a "criminal charge," but if you pay the fine, you're admitting to drug possession, and if someone wants to look at your record, they'll be able to see you were ticketed for marijuana possession, correct?
For instance, if you wanted to join the military, or be licensed to be a social worker or something, would they be able to see it, and could it be used to determine eligibility for service or licensing?