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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.
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Their case is not very strong. The burden in a criminal case is "beyond a reasonable doubt" so you have a pretty good chance this won't even get to trial. The cops don't play fair...they try to intimidate and scare you...that's why it's important that you have a professional on your side that can even up the fight.
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