I was recently charged with possession of marijuana under one ounce (actually just a tiny tiny amount found in my grinder) and possession of paraphernalia. I am 18 years old, live in Iowa, and haven't had any arrests before this. I currently am a freshmen at a state university.
I have a court date coming up soon. I would really like to get a deferred sentence or an alternative action plan. I have no idea how the court process goes, and any help to achieve this would be great. I do know the court gives me a lawyer. Could I talk to this lawyer before my court date how do I get a hold of he/she. Or should I start looking through the phone book to find a cheap lawyer, I'm in college and don't have much money especially now.
Please help, Thank You