My 18 yo nephew was arrested the other night. He was charged with DUI (I think he was under the influence of LSD, but I'm not sure), and for possession - he had 5 sheets of LSD in his backpack (what does that mean? Is that a lot?), along with $2000. So they are also charging him with intent to sell (or whatever the official words are for that). I'm so worried about him. He's such a great kid, with wonderful parents, and it looks like he's in pretty deep - I can't even believe this is happening. Can you help me understand how sentencing works? I've read that there are mandatory minimum sentences on both the state and federal level. But I don't understand how they work. Is there anyway he can get out of doing time? He seems pretty far into this drug thing - he told his mom that he's addicted to pot and heroin, and he's been dealing for a while. It seems like he needs to be in rehab, but how can he get clean if he ends up in jail? This is all new to us. The police told him that if he rats out his source he could get a lighter sentence, but then does that put him and his family at risk of being harmed by these people? We're from a pretty sheltered world, and this is so foreign to us. He's at home right now, which is confusing to me too. When will they come for him? What can we expect? I'm so worried about this guy. I've known him since he was 3, and he's such a wonderful person. Like I said, I just can believe this is happening. Any advice or info about what we can expect, and how the process works would be great.