A couple weekends ago I went to a party that got busted(I'm 16) everyone that was there got a ticket pretty much even if they didn't drink which I didn't drink but got a mic ticket. Is it true when you go to court you can get the ticket deferred and have the charges dropped?
There are options to avoid final convictions on offenses such as the one you describe, but it takes a little more than just showing up to Court. Due to your age, your case should be placed on a juvenile docket. Call the clerk of Court and find out when the court setting is scheduled for. You and your parents will be notified and you both must make the court appearance. Options should be explained to you at that time. Talking with a local attorney prior top your court date would help.
I agree with Mr. St. Julian. Get a lawyer before the court date, once you find out when it is. You're looking for pretrial diversion or deferred disposition and you will probably achieve that if you hire a lawyer, You''re in a pretty conservative jurisdiction. Best of Luck!
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Yes, it is true that deferred might be a option, You will still have to file a Petition for expunction if you want your record erased,
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