This is my very first time being arrested for anything
You are going to need a legal to assist you. Do not try to handle it on you own.
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You may qualify for some type of PTIP Diversion program if they have a good case on you. Hire an attorney.
You need the immediate assistance of qualified legal counsel. Do not attempt to be your own lawyer! The long-term consequences of trying to represent yourself and suffering the many negative aspects of a conviction are too high. If you are convicted, you will have a life-long criminal record that cannot be expunged or sealed. Check the Avvo listing under 'Criminal Defense' for a qualified attorney near you. Or, you can check the web site for the Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association at: www.acdla.org.
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