If you can afford to hire a lawyer, you should do so. For a violation of probation for a juvenile case, being detained in children's village or a different placement is a possibility. A lot depends on your history, and the Referee or Judge assigned to the case. Judge Asadoorian is a very tough Judge at the 52/3rd District Court. You also want to do everything in your power to try and keep this off your record, and get the best possible result.
Judge Asadoorian is very tough on drug and alcohol charges. The fact that you received the new charge within days of being placed on probation will not be in your favor in either case.
It is in your best interest to retain an attorney to represent you in both cases. If you cannot afford an attorney you can ask the courts to appoint one for you.
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I agree, you need an attorney. Let me also tell you this. I have heard from clients hundreds of times (literally) that the cops said they would help. Funny thing is I can't remember one time where the cop showed up in court to "help" out. I wouldn't count on any assistant from the police. Get the help you need from a good defense attorney.
You definitely want to hire an attorney if you are facing these charges in Rochester District Court. You are in one of the toughest courts in the tri-county area, and an attorney will help you navigate through your new charge and probation violation. While having the police on your side definitely doesn't hurt, it also doesn't really help a whole lot.