What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? California
Our daughter, 22, is awaiting arraignment for a variety of charges.
From what i have learned - she was initially arrested on a domestic issue, and during the act of them taking she and her roommate away the police found other things in your place.
She is a medicinal marijuana user and it sounds like she had too many growing plants - i think under 20. They must have discovered a variety of other not legal substances - enough to be problematic. She is in the midst of completing court orders from a Dui case from 1 1/2 year ago and has a resisting arrest (1 1/2 years ago also) warrant out in another county due too her not following though on some classes the court required. the domestic issue may or may not be prosecuted.
What can we expect at the arraignment?
How much time away is she looking at in terms of sentencing for these?
Is there any chance things may get changed to a misdemeanor?
She will be applying for a public defender - want her to get help with her addiction issues and don't think hiring a lawyer will send the right message to her. We just don't quite know what to do to really help her.
Is there any chance of a court ordered rehab program of some kind?
Also, she is a college student is in the midst of a full semester at school. We aren't sure if she will need to drop before the deadline passes messes up her gpa. She is re-taking classes that she failed due to the timing on her DUI incident. September 26 is her deadline for dropping classes - 3 days away.
Your help, advice or information would be greatly appreciated.What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)?