This was very enlightening I didn't have a clue. My son and our family are not exactly indigent but I'm not sure we can afford lawyers either. My son managed to put up a 2000$ cash bond. (unfortunately a lot of money to us). which will not be released until any disposition is completed. So it comes down to concerns over money or his record. How damaging to ones future prospects could three misdemeanors be? As short sighted an initially worried about money and fines as I am, what (usually) qualifies him financially for a public defender? We will definitely get a lawyer now. Thank you for your very helpful information.
I would just like to inform you from experience.I am a retired A.F Msgt there are many people with criminal records who have served in the military my self included. Military service was once an option for young people who were in trouble with the law. The military is basically a criminal operation under the guise of legitimacy and killing people is all it was about. I would not feed this beast with my children. This was just FYI I appreciate your help and I will stop here and give you an excellent rating..
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