Both of these are considered misdemeanor
offenses for which first time offenders have the following consequences:First offense: up to 1-year jail term, up to a $1,000 fine
Since he is 16 and is his first time offense he would be eligible to get his sentence
deferred, meaning that his sentence will be set aside for some period of time (typically a year) and his sentence could be dropped after he performs certain conditions set by the court to get it dismissed in the future. This could mean doing community service, staying out of trouble for that one year. Then he comes back and his case is dropped. This is something that would need to be negotiated with the prosecuting attorney, so having criminal
defense attorney to assist would be ideal. If you are unable to afford a criminal defense attorney, your son can request a public defender to represent him.
So at the present time, it would be wise to search for some local criminal attorneys otherwise wait for the court date and request a public defender.
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