My son's charges have become very serious. He has charges for attempted robbery, and now the Commonwealth has brought up charges of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He is not yet a felon, because he hasn't been found guilty of the robbery. If convicted, he could spend 12-20 years in prison. Talked with an attorney with a good reputation who says she can get the charges reduced to 2 years. The cost of all this is $10,000.00. I have already paid $7500 to an attorney who only represented him in General district court. I only have $5000 left in my savings. The attorney will take that as a retainer, & will work out a payment plan for the rest. I can do it, but it will take a lot of long hours of overtime on my part. Sad how him taking a dare to go with a "friend " to rob a drug dealer has cost me so much. I don't know if I should hire the attorney or not. I worry about his future if I don't, but who's to say if he will ever straighten up even if the charges are reduced. Is this just enabling him further? I really don't know what to do.