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Good morning. I certainly understand the situation and your concern as a parent. If your son is a first time offender, he can appear in court and ask if they will over him any type of pre-trial diversion program that he can enter into, to get the citation/charge dismissed, so it will not appear on his record. Whenever a person is involved with the criminal justice system, it is always a good idea and in their best interest to retain legal counsel, to act on their behalf. The attorney can review the facts of the case and see if they have any legal defenses and if the case is worth fighting and going to trial on. If not, the attorney can work out a plea deal on behalf of your son, that is in his best interest. This is not something that will result in any jail time or probation
, as a first time offender nor likely have an effect on his ability to get into medical school. However, it is something which you want to try and keep off your record, so it is always a good idea to have an attorney working for him and advising him, on the best way to proceed. He does need to make sure he appears on Wednesday and if he does want to retain an attorney, should have no problem hiring one today, who he can consult with and appear with Wednesday, when he has to appear.
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