I got a citation for shooting a grebe(fine is 185, but it is a misdemeanor. I was thinking of fighting to get it dropped

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Customer: I got a citation for shooting a grebe(fine is 185, but it is a misdemeanor. I was thinking of fighting to get it dropped to a just a fine and not a misdemeanor
JA: The Criminal Lawyer can help you determine if that's a felony or misdemeanor. Where are you located? Criminal law varies by state.
Customer: minnesota
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Customer: it is my first offense
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Hi, my name is ***** ***** I am an attorney (legal expert) with Just Answer.  I will do my best to assist you with your legal question(s) today.
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Thank you for your patience, I know that all legal situations can be stressful and cause great concern.  Please know that my goal is to provide you with a quality answer to your question and point you in the right direction.
Answer – I am sorry to learn that you have been cited.  While I completely understand your desire to want to fight the charges, just know that it is very rare (almost unheard of) for the court to reduce your sentence to a fine with no conviction without more than the payment of a fine.  That being said, if you contact the prosecutor for the case, for many misdemeanor cases, the prosecutor will consider allowing you to participate in a diversion program.  A diversion program is basically punishment without conviction.  You will be required to pay the fine, perform community service and attend a hunting course, but upon completing those terms, the court will dismiss your case which will keep you from having a conviction on your record.
If you still have questions about your issue or if my answer is in anyway unclear, please do not hesitate to ask for clarification. I will do my best to clear up any confusion or misunderstanding.

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Ok thanks for the help
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