My question involves criminal law for the state of: California
I have Court tomorrow so an answer would be GREATLY apprecieated. I am being charged with Drinking under age and False information (ID)
Heres the DL
I was Chilling on a bench at my local beach having a Beer before i went out to surf. I was pretty much drunk so i didnt spot a Ranger that was creeping up in time to get rid of the beer. Ok so Im questioned, I dont have a job, and i REALLY didnt want/need this ticket. I gave the ranger the info off an ID i had found, which was a person who was over 21. ( I did not show the actuall ID) I ended up being off by 2 days so that was a bust.
I was simply having a beer, no harm, i wasnt roudy, i was in good spirit....
Im trying to figure out what a course of action would be, And what kind of sentence i am looking at with no priors?
And would an attorney do me any good? I understand these charges are pretty much straight foward, I was drinking in public so BAM, reasonable cause, ive got nothing there. But will it help to describe my situation with no job and me trying to get into college? How this money would take food away with the limited resources i have?