i spoke w the officer and he said he gave everyone a citation (not a criminal offense but more like a parking ticket violation)
thank you for this. she definitely did not consume, buy, sell or transport any alcohol. she even spoke w one of the officers outside and she would have clearly known that she had not consumed anything. should she fight her case and if so, should she just defend her case w this one argument saying that there is no evidence to suggest that she had consumed, sold, bought or transported any alcohol? when i spoke w the officer he clearly stated that he could not prove this as it related to my daughter. if she loses her defense then what would be the consequences?
so you think it would be best for her to show up to court and simply state that she used poor judgment in being in the room but that she did not consume, transport, buy or sell any alcohol. is it possible for the judge to drop the citation or to make her do community service or another alternative punishment?
not sure what that means. so she will appear in court and the citation will be stated and you are suggesting that she says nothing? so wait to see if the state/court can prove that she consumed, etc. so should she proceed to trial? I thought showing up to court was the trial? how can they tell her to enter the program if they cannot prove that she consumed, etc any alcohol. it is only circumstantial evidence.
so if she proceeds w the trial, the judge will determine if there is conclusive evidence to charge her? if not then she could walk away without any form of punishment?
they definitely do not have any evidence to charge my daughter but i want to do what is wise and not fight the system if the system assumes that all "privileged" college students are drinking even if there is no conclusive evidence. my daughter is not one of those kids-she has never drunk any alcohol in her life.
do you think it would be wisest for her to enter a plea deal w the request to change the charge to disorderly conduct and enter a program suggested?
what troubles me about this approach is that it is not just because she is not guilty. what do you think?
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