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I certainly understand the situation and your concern. If you are a first time offender, you can ask the State if they would allow you to enter into a diversion program. A diversion program would allow you to get the case dismissed and keep your record clean. It normally requires you to stay out of trouble, for a period of 3-6 months, pay fines and court costs and perform community service. If you do it all, the end result is normally a dismissal. These type of programs are set up to allow first time offenders to learn from their mistake and keep their records clean. It can be something that you ask about when you appear and the State will determine if you are eligible.
A phone call is extra and optional, so not a problem. If you did not want to do that, you could ask for a plea deal and resolve it in court. Likely would be a fine, court costs and maybe some type of drug education class.
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