In my first post i told how my son had moved in/out a couple times already & how we had allowed him back once more with rules on what it would take to stay..He had been back here 3 weeks. He made no real effort to get a schedule & go back to rescue classes. Long story short the school contacted us on Wed and he was given 1 day to make arrangements to return or withdraw. Yesterday he withdrew and we recieved info on obtaining a GED. difficult child was well aware that he had tickets out..and all he had to do was go to court and 1 would have been thrown out (lack of insurance card) and he could have made a payment plan or worked off the other..he never went to court... difficult child was also questioned about 1 1/2 months ago about an ex-girlfriend's of his car being vandalized..the officer came here once in the last 3 wks asking to speak to him again..difficult child was not present at the time and did not bother to return a call or contact the officer as requested. I'm not sure what possible new info they recieved but a warrant was issued for criminal mischief. I dont know much about the details of the file..the officer only told me a witness gave them a tag number which came back to my ex-husbands vehicle during the time difficult child was living with him..and that the damage done was apprx. $3,000 worth. With a total of 3 warrants we had 5 officers show up at my home last night to take him in. difficult child was sleeping when i told him they were at the door..I dont know if he thought he was being questioned or knew he was being arrested but he went calmly without saying much more than requesting that they let him put some shoes on. Hubby was wanting to try and come up with the $685 bail and more $$ for an atty. I strongly suggested we NOT bail him out for numerous reasons & if he insisted we scrape up any $ have it go toward an atty of our choosing. Hubby is concerned that a court appointed atty won't put as much effort into the case. I don't know have a clue about these kinds of charges and what the outcome could be..I've heard he could get out of it completely if the prosecutor cant prove he did it and with intent. I've heard he could plea bargain and pay X amount to the family for perhaps their deductible amount and face probation..and i've heard he could be convicted as a Class C felony and get as much as 1-10 years in prison plus fines.. the possibilities are mind boggling. Any advice, insight or simple support is appreciated.