Simple possession of marijuana is a misdemeanor
in Oklahoma. Every criminal
defendant should first plead NOT guilty when he comes before the judge on a criminal case at his arraignment. That's when the court
reads his charges into the record and first asks him how he pleads. Even if he knows he's guilty, even if he knows he will want a plea bargain he must still plead not guilty at his arraignment. It's the only charge that keeps all of his rights and choices open. Anything else will give him a conviction.
Once he's pled not guilty, his lawyer can talk to the judge about a plea. YOu're right. He's still a juvenile
, and he is likely to get a program where with fines, community service, anti drug classes and a period of probation (which would likely include random drug tests), he would be eligible to have his misdemeanor dismissed after he successfully completed everything.
However, he should not plead guilty until something like that has been promised to him. Once you've pled guilty, the judge could sentence him to anything the statute called for, which could even be jail. (Highly unlikely in his case, but why risk it?) You can almost never take back a plea of guilty. So you have to wait until you are handed what you want (a deal that would keep this off of his record) before you agree to anything.
He has absolutely no obligation whatsoever to give up his friends or supplier. A suspect or defendant has a right not to submit to police interrogation
. That can never be used against him, as he's protected by the 5th amendment. If he volunteers to answer questions anything he says can be used against him and, of course, the police will go after his contacts.
Drug sellers, in general are not nice folks once you get above the level of the street dealers. It's a real risk to give names, and he's wise not to want to do it. He can leave that blank.
Finally, since it doesn't appear to me that juvenile records in Oklahoma are automatically sealed, it's best that your son have a lawyer. He shouldn't need him for very much or for very long, as the standard disposition with a first arrest juvenile in this situtation is usually along the lines of what I have stated above. But there are always exceptions and surprises. He's a young man with all his life and goals still before him. I'd retain counsel and cover his back.