I am sorry to hear this;
in criminal court, it is very important to have a personal attorney, either privately hired, or through the public defender's office. The reason is that many charges can be challenged based on many different theories; for example, the actual stop can be challenged, along with the chain of evidence.
The state has the burden of proof and often charges are dismissed because of evidentiary violations.
Even if there is not a basis for dismissing the charges, an attorney can be instrumental in arranging a plea bargain, or even a diversion charge.
For example, there is a youthful offender program- please see:
Also, please keep in mind that drug offenses can affect one's financial aid eligibilty if the minor plans to attend college.
Here is what the state must prove:
I would suggest attempting to contact attorneys in nearby towns.
Here is a referral page for the state bar:
One can also check the various websites such as www. lawyers.com, www.avvo.com, www.martindale.com
Normally they will charge either hourly, or flat fee. Normally there are attorneys who specialize in this- one can look under juvenile law, criminal law, unlawful possession, or even DUI (they will have experience with the prosecutor, which can be very helpful when it comes to plea bargaining, and to know which judge to try and get the case in front of).
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