How should my child plead?

A plea of guilty or nolo contendere (no contest) will result in the judge inquiring into the circumstances of the offense before rendering a suitable penalty, usually the same day you and your child appear to plead. A plea of not guilty will result in the case being set for a pretrial conference and trial at a later date.

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1. Can’t we just pay the fine and be done with it?
2. Can my child come to court alone so I don’t have to take off work?
3. How should my child plead?
4. Will my child have a record?
5. What does “expunction” mean?
6. Can my child have a court appointed attorney to represent him/her?
7. Can I speak for my child at trial?
8. How much will my child have to pay?
9. How does community service work?
10. Where can I find an alcohol or tobacco class?