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In both counties he is charged with a felony on drug charges (pot). However, the one county where he is deferred was going to be reduced to a misdemenor if he appeared back in court and did not break his probation. I am just concerned that he is going to be sent back to prison. I believe the time he is spending in RID which is 6 months will be good for him and that when he gets out he will do okay. As a mother this has been a very upsetting time for me. I am a teacher and never thought my son would be where he is. He always did fine in school. I just want him to be able to move on when he completes this. Also, I am wondering if he will be able to ever apply to law school and be accepted with these felony charges in any state? Thanks so much for your help.
If he was on probation for a felony drug charge and picked up another felony drug charge, the court is not going to be very happy. While they may not send him to prison, he could face jail time or a lengthy probation period. Moreover, the felony will not be reduced to a misdemeanor and thus, he will have felonies on his record. He will be able to apply to law schools but his admission will be determined by the school. He will also have to be able to get license in the State, which he wishes to practice.