My question involves criminal law for the state of: CA
I was recently got arrested for drunk in public, charges: 647 (F) PC [M] Drunk in Public
I would like to know the best route to take, I'm a poor college student and plan to apply to medical school and some of the colleges do back ground check and I just don't want something like this on my record. Ideally I would love to get a lawyer and have them take care of this, but I'm guessing they're really expensive (any idea on how much they charge for this type of case?) my question is, can I do a plea bargain myself with the DA/prosecutor? and how do I contact that person? I am suppose to go to court on 12-1-08 at the Harbor Justice Center, in Newport Beach. This is my second running with the law, my first being a speeding ticket 7 years ago and now this. I'm a good person and I volunteer at least 20 hours a month. So i don't mind do extra community service stuff, paying the fine, attend AA extra...I just don't want this on my record.
Thank you for any advice!