So, I just found out that my 19 year old difficult child was cited for marijuana possession 2 weeks ago and now has to go to court. I looked up the state laws in PA and found that small amounts are punishable with 30 days in jail and a $500 fine. If I understood corrrectly, the judge could waive jail time in favor of probation. Now I'm wondering if maybe this was a good thing. Right now she's sleeping on a friends couch and has no official residence (in my opinion she's homeless). Perhaps if she is working with a PO, they can help her get some help or at least advise her on what to do to improve her situation. Or if she does go to jail for 30 days, maybe there is a counselor there who can get her on the right track? I know, I know....none of my thoughts are probably realistic, but in my perfect world, people with problems (i.e. those who end up in jail or use drugs) will be helped instead of punished...especially when they have no family support because they've burned those bridges. Any thoughts?