I was put in jail for "public intoxication" in Oklahoma. Many questions but will put them separately; also they might go in different forum sections.
***Please note, I will NOT have an attorney. No way no how, can I afford an attorney, so please keep that in mind when answering.***
They said I could just pay the $140 (which was also the amount to bond out of jail)...OR I could go to court on the court date. However
I looked up the statute and it says:
"(e) Any person who violates section (a) [being intoxicated in public] shall be punished by a fine of not less than $10.00 nor more than $100.00 or by imprisonment of not more than 30 days, or both such fine and imprisonment."
1. How come they are asking me to pay $140?
2. If I go to court and plead guilty can I possibly get it reduced? I mean how does the decision to fine someone "not less than $10.00 nor more than $100.00" get made? By the judge right? Any advice would be appreciated.
3. How does one go about asking the prosecutor or judge for deferred adjudication or withhold of adjudication? Just give the prosecutor a call?