In my prior response, I asked, "Do you have any basis to defend against the ticket?"
You responded with: "I'm in the middle of graduation week and I'm in a mess. I had to go a lot of places in a day so yesterday I bought a day pass in the morning but when I head out later that day I grabbed another bag without the day pass on me."
If this was intended as a response to my question, then I assume the real answer to my question is no. Correct?
In your original post, you wrote that the cop told you that, if you pay the fine, "this" will go on your "criminal record" and, for that reason, he "he suggested [that you] go to trail [sic]."
In this regard, I think it's important that you explain what you think "criminal record" means. In doing so, keep in mind that the police department that issued the ticket already has and will, for the foreseeable future, continue to have a "record" regarding this "criminal" matter. Is that record a "criminal record"? Seems to me that it is. While I don't profess to know the process regarding matters like this in Baltimore, my assumption is that, at some point, the matter will be turned over to the local prosecutor and/or the court. Once that happens, those entities will have "records" regarding this "criminal" matter. Are those records "criminal records"?
There is, of course, another layer to this. The records maintained by the cops are generally not accessible to the general public. Same with the local prosecutor. However, court records not relating to juveniles and a few other classes of cases generally are open to the public, and entities exist that gather public criminal records for the purpose of providing information to those who seek such information (e.g., prospective employers). Additionally, local law enforcement makes certain information available to national registries maintained by the federal government (e.g., the DOJ). Parts or all of those databases may be available to the general public, and all of the things mentioned in this paragraph are, by definition, "criminal records."
What I'm getting at is that there is no single person or entity who maintains a document called "Mansface's Criminal Record" that is the be all and end all of information about you. I didn't bother to get into this previously because I can't conceive anyone is going to car about something like this. Maybe others disagree, but in my opinion, this is on the same level as a speeding ticket.