I'm 20 and have never been charged with anything or any juvenile record. The other weekend I was searched by two police officers because they thought I was shooter in the area. They asked me if I had anything illegal and me and I told them yes because I had a blunt in my pocket. I wasn't arrested but they gave me a summons to appear in court the 6th of September. I leave to go back to college the 16th and as of now only have enough money for a hotel and train ticket to come back for the court date. I have called lawyers and all of them in the area are out of my price range. Is there anyway I can get this handled on my own to get a deferred sentence and if so how would I go about it because I am guilty and I know it and don't have the time or money for trial.
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