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What is she charged with? Is she a first time offender?
Thank you. As a first time offender, she can likely ask and enter into a diversion program, to get the case dismissed. Of course, she has ever legal right to fight this, if she has a legal defense and if you want to act in her best interest, you can retain private counsel for her. They will look over the facts of the case and see if she can fight this or it is best to resolve this with some type of plea deal. If campus police showed up, this can and likely will be reported to the college as well and she may have to take drug classes imposed by the school.
She would ask for it when she appears in court. The prosecutor assigned to the case will advise the plea which she needs to enter at this time, prior to the case being dismissed.
At this point, she needs to appear on her court date. She can arrive early and speak with the prosecutor and advise she wants to enter into the program if it is offered. They will then admit her and go over the requirements.