My son had his initial appearance this morning. We talked to the prosecutor and he gave his recommendation to the judge. The outcome? 6 months deferred adjudication probation, 24 hours community service, $613 in fines and court costs, and evaluation/treatment by the alcohol/drug abuse council.

He has a new girlfriend who was raised the way I raised him. She told me this morning that he’s been crying a lot about this lately and last night he stayed up all night crying. She doesn’t like his ‘friends’ either and has told him (as we all have) that he needs to get away from them. I’ve got my fingers crossed.