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Have you ever had any other criminal offense while you were an adult?
If you have a clear record otherwise, then it is very likely that the DA will offer you the "pretrial diversion" program where you plead guilty, pay court costs, are put on probation for a period of time and do some community service. If you complete everything with no problems, then they withdraw the guilty plea and dismiss the case against you.
You don't necessarily need an attorney as this should be offered to you by the DA. But if they don't offer it, ask them. And if they don't offer it at that time, you can just plead not guilty and request to have a Public Defender appointed to represent you.
Then the attorney can negotiate a resolution or get you into the pretrial diversion program if you qualify.
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