Hey so midway through filling out all my secondaries I've remembered a citation I've been trying to forget about for a few years. In my sophomore year ('08) I was having a water balloon fight with some friends outside of our house when were approached by the cops and cited. Turns out in my poor coordination a water balloon almost hit a car driving by and I was charged with a misdemeanor for throwing an object at a moving vehicle. For a lack of any better charges to charge my friends with they were charged with littering (note: we are NOT the type of people to litter at all, my best friend is actually in charge of our school's recycling program and were fully intending on cleaning up once done). I appeared in court looking very pathetic and ashamed and we explained what happened and the judge basically shook his head for the cops wasting his time and dropped all our charges to 'disturbing the peace' infractions, which we all plead guilty to and paid a $100 fine. So now I'm filling out all these apps and some schools, such as Brown ask if we've ever plead guilty to a criminal offense. Now, I know an infraction isn't criminal but I was charged with the misdemeanor and I did plead guilty and received an infraction. Do you think this counts as pleading guilty to a misdemeanor? Should I list it? Also, I called Certiphi because I thought I would just order a background check so I could see if that misdemeanor charge shows up even though I wasn't convicted and they said that I couldn't order a check until a med school requested one. Does anyone know of any other way of checking my record? I'd appreciate any help, I'm kinda freaking out! Thanks!