Guess when difficult child-A was arrested on Dec 17th, his court date for the MIP (Minor in possesion/consumption of alcohol) was somewhere on the ticket. When the assault charges were dropped he thought everything was dropped. Even though we told him that wasn't the case, he did nothing about it until the bench warrant paperwork showed up in the mail this weekend. difficult child-A found out what he needed to do and asked if I would come with him. So, I sat in the court room (ironically, working on a baby blanket for a police officers first child). difficult child-A got the warrant squashed with a $100 fine attached to that, with 60 days to pay that off. He has a new court date for the MIP on Monday. Got told the charge carries a $5000 fine, one year in jail and court costs. He is Freaking out!! He swears he will be the only one to actually have to serve a full year in jail. At Mondays court time, he can request a court appointed attorney. Can't do that before than. Again, he wants me to come and be there. I guess I'm his moral support. Not bad considering I'm the evil step-mom from heck. When the stuff hits the fan, he wants me. Oh, and get this.... he said that all this trouble is making him afraid to do anything or go anywhere because he doesn't want to get into any more trouble.