My question involves criminal law for the state of: New York, New York City.
A 17 year old was arrested and issued a D.A.T. PL 221.10.01 for smoking marijuana with friends in a public NYC park.
Never having a problem with the Law before:
1) Does he need an attorney?
2) What are the penalties?
3) Practically speaking how is this handled best?
4) Should he plead guilty?
5) Plea bargain?
6) Ask for sealing records or anything else?
Thank you in advance for your timely reply.