My question involves criminal law for the state of: California
A couple of days ago I was cited as a minor in possession of alcohol within my college dorm room (a UC campus) under the suspicion of a resident advisor. I am currently 18 and although i was not inebriated at the time, a bottle of hard liquor was found in my room. The officer said that the fines will likely be minimal, I will likely have to take alcohol classes following my court date, and that this misdemeanor will likely be changed to an infraction since it is my first offense.
What are the costs of such classes?
Does anyone see a possible way to contest this?
And will my license still be suspended for a year if it is changed to an infraction?