My question involves criminal law for the state of: South Carolina

My son was arrested for Simple Possession in Myrtle Beach. We paid a cash bond and he has a court appearance at the end of this month. We live almost 13 hours away. Is it possible to handle this over the phone without having to appear in court?

Obviously pleading not guilty is not an option since it was in his pocket. He has no prior offenses of any kind.

Any advice will be appreciated.