My 16 year old son got a citation for possession of drug paraphernalia. He had his prescription medication at school for an ankle fracture and a rolled up almost empty bag with a very small amount of marijuana. The school called the sheriff's dept and searched his backpack after someone saw his prescription bottle. We have a court
date this Tuesday. He was in trouble a year ago for possession of less then 1gram (or whatever the amt was). He got deferrred judication for 6 months. He completed all the requirements and was released in June 2016. Should we get an attorney before our court date and are we eligible for a public defender? Could this offense result in juvenile
detention time served? What else do I need to know. I don't know anything about any of this.
JA: Because education law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: Sorry. Texas. He was suspended for a day and given DAEP for 60 days. The citation was issued by the Sheriff's dept of our county
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?
Customer: NO. I really wasnt sure since we were just given a"ticket" what I was dealing with. I read the paperwork more thoroughly and just looked it up and now I am more concerned
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: I am not sure what else they need to know