17-year-old's ticket for alcohol In possession
My 17 year old was ticketed for having alcohol in her possession. It is a misdemeanor, not an infraction and we are in Contra Costa County. I am completely fine with most of the consequences ($250 fine for first offense, community service and alcohol abuse classes). Unfortunately, if she is convicted, it does go on her permanent record as a misdemeanor AND she will lose her driver's license for one year.
Does anyone have any advice for us? My ideal outcome is that we agree with the judge that she accepts all the consequences in exchange for dismissing the ticket. Is this even possible? Do we need a lawyer? Any advice from parents who have been in this position would be incredibly helpful.