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Hi! I'm Heather. I've been a practicing attorney for the last 15 years, and I'd be happy to assist you for informational and educational purposes.
What an unfortunate situation.
The pretrial conference is not the time where you would present your evidence. At this point, you probably want your son's attorney to get in touch with the prosecutor and enter into some plea deal that includes treatment. Where your son has never had a criminal record or been violent before, there is a pretty good chance that he can get a decent plea deal. These types of cases often can go pretty slow, but if you have a reputable attorney, he is probably on top of it and knows when he will have an opportunity to speak to the prosecutor. Alot of times, you can't get them on the phone, and so when I do cases like this, I try to grab them in person either before or after the hearing.
Does this help?