My difficult child went to court for a preliminary hearing last week for a felony charge that he recently received when he was living on the streets. difficult child was charged with burglary for snatching a woman's purse. He took the purse and then got scared and dropped the purse and ran, so the woman got her purse back right away. The cops found my son a short distance away and he admitted to taking the purse. difficult child was held overnight in jail and we went to bond court the next morning and paid for his bond so that he could come home. After this arrest difficult child finally agreed to go to rehab for his drug problem, and he has been in rehab for the past 3 weeks. Anyway, difficult child was at court last week with his attorney, and the case was continued until the end of January. The prosecutor told the judge that she needed more time with this case, because her office has not been able to locate the victim. The prosecutor has sent a supeana to the woman who had her purse stolen so that she could testify that a crime was committed. The woman did not show up in court, and the prosecutor asked for more time to locate this woman. This case was continued for 4 weeks, and our attorney said that if the victim does not show up in court the next time then this case might just get dismissed. This is good news for our difficult child. He still has another misdemeanor case in January for shoplifting, so he will have to appear in court two times next month. Our attorney talked to difficult child for a long time about how serious the felony case is, and how important it is that he gets the help he needs in rehab. I think that difficult child is finally beginning to understand how serious these charges are, all because he was constantly high on weed and K2. He has been drug free for 3 weeks now in rehab, and he is like a completely different person. He looks and sounds healthy now, and he doesn't have that hazy look in his eyes when he was always high. I know that he has a long way to go when he gets out of rehab, but I am not worrying so much about this felony charge now, and I am trying to stay positive about our difficult child.