My 21 year old son was arrested on Saturday the 28th. He has one charge of felony possession (heroin) He has one charge misdemeanor
He went to court
yesterday for the felony charge. They moved the date until June 7th, Tuesday.
He went in front of the judge for the misdemeanor yesterday and he plead "not guilty" for paraphenelia. His public defender told him if he plead "guilty" and accepted their offer? It would be on his record. To keep moving forward he plead not guilty. The court set the date down for July 13th.
What should he do? The outcomes that we want to create are:
1. Rehab into the Salvation Army
2. Dropping the charges so he will be able to go into the military
Please give me advice so I can adequately make good decisions.
How should he really stucture this? How can we get the court to reduce this down so it will not be on his record? He is a first time offender.
My son wants to go to rehabilitation, then prepare to go to miltary. We need to have NO CHARGES on his record or he will not be able to join the military.
I am trying to 1. get the public defender for felony case to suggest to the DA that Austin go to Salvation Army drug rehab program. If the district attorney suggests that Austin go to rehab right away? I can have him enrolled.