I was pulled over recently in Texas for speeding. The officer found a small amount of stems in the car, (which I told him about when he asked), and an empty bag in my pocket. He ended up cutting me a break and writing me a citation for possession of drug paraphernalia and a citation for speeding. Both citations appeared on the same ticket. This is my first offense and I am eighteen years old. My questions are:
1. Is there anything I can do to keep this off my record?
2. Do I need to get a lawyer? Or can I try to get deferred adjudication on my own?