My question involves a driver's license issued by the State of: California

Hello! I got my first ticket ever the other day and was cited for two things. One was a moving violation driving infraction and the other was a misdemeanor for having an out of state license. My license is still valid in the other state, but since I'm a permanent resident here I was supposed to get a California license.

This is my first time getting a ticket at all, let alone a misdemeanor, so I'm totally lost and trying to figure out how to handle it. I'm going in to the DMV next week to get my license but besides that I'm not sure if I should get a lawyer. In trying to research around I've seen suggestions that as long as I immediately get my CA license it will probably be reduced to an infraction, but I'm not sure what I need to do on my part to make that happen or there's anything I can do to not get a point on my record for the other infraction either.

Any general advice would be appreciated!