or ask the judge to plz consider a less charge like trespass he has a A1 record super grades in school i really cant afford an exp criminal atty any suggestions
Unfortunately, you cannot even address the court directly regarding your son's case because you are not an attorney. Moreover, a judge cannot reduce a felony to a misdemeanor; only the state's attorney has the authority to do that without a trial. If you are unable to pay for a private attorney to represent him, and the court agrees, then a public defender will be appointed to represent him. Obviously, these are serious charges that can have far-reaching consequences for him. You should immediately consult an experienced criminal defense attorney who also has experience in juvenile delinquency matters. Most of us provide free consultations and are willing to discuss reasonable fee arrangements. www.galivanlaw.net
The fact that your son is an honor student is irrelevant to the charges although it might go to mitigation if and when he is convicted. If he is charged as a minor he will be assigned a public defender who is familiar with the juvenile system. If he is charged as an adult (unlikely) he will still be entitled to a public defender. You need to tell your son to speak to no one except his lawyer about his case (especially the police) and not to text or print anything online either. You should take the same advice yourself. This message board is not confidential. Nothing online is confidential.
Get an attorney for your son. You cannot represent your son because you are not an attorney. Prosecutors love to railroad convictions - without an attorney he has no ability to negotiate a reasonable plea bargain. A felony conviction will remain for life. Your child deserves a skilled attorney to help get through this without the lifetime issue a felony conviction will provide.
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