Good evening. You don't want to wait until Monday to hire an attorney....you want to engage one now! You don't want to play with the cops without some professional representation
. These cops these days can be pretty ridiculous. Fortunately for you, although the cops can make the arrests which results in you having to contest these charges, the prosecutors and the courts are the ultimate arbiters.
So, here's the thing you need to do. First, engage an attorney versed in criminal law NOW...preferably one who formerly worked as a prosecutor because they typically have a good relationship with the prosecutor. The best scenario, and where he/she will be most advantageous, is for them to talk the prosecutor into dismissing the case before it even goes to trial. Second, if it does go to trial, your attorney will probably want to push for a deferred adjudication where if your son stays out of trouble for a period of time, usually 90 to 180 days, it gets dismissed; if you're lucky, you may get it dismissed by the judge.
I hope this has given you the guidance you were seeking. I wish you the best of luck!
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The information given here is not legal advice. As all states have different intricacies in their laws, the information given is general only. This communication does not establish an attorney-client relationship with you. I hope this answer has been helpful to you.