Regardless of what may have happened, there still may be possible defenses (or even an opportunity to exclude some evidence); therefore, I would not recommend pleading guilty without at least talking to an attorney about the situation. Also, I would advise that you do not post the facts online, as these communications are not privileged.
If there are no defenses, or decided that your best option is to attempt to resolve the case, then there are still ways to resolve the case without it resulting in a conviction. One way is what is often referred to as a continuance for dismissal (which does not require a guilty plea).
I hope you find this information helpful and feel free to contact me if you have any other questions.
Hello. Please confer privately with an attorney regarding this matter. We attorneys train for years to assist others and we engage in ongoing continuing education in law. I do not doubt that you have done extensive research on your own, and you state that your plan now is to plead guilty. Again, please seek out private attorney legal advice immediately. Yes, it is agreed that the process for an expungement is complicated and lengthy. All the best.
If you broke your arm, you wouldn't try to set it yourself. Don't try this without a lawyer.
This post is for information purposes only and does not constitute legal advice, nor does it establish an attorney client relationship with Mr. Cassara.
If you don't have a long history of this sort of thing, keeping it off your record can be achieved through prudent negotiation. I've never seen anyone get executed jail for a minor consumption unless it was there 5th offense. Why plead if it's unlikely you'll go to jail anyway? If there's no offer to keep it off you record, and you seem VERY concerned about your record, you should hire a lawyer for the absolute best outcome.
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