Marijuana Possession and Parent Support in Court
My 19 year old son got a misdemeanor ticket for marijuana possession and possession of drug paraphenelia on Thanksgiving weekend. My husband and I are straight as arrows (rarely drink alcohol, never smoke or have done drugs), so needless to say we were devastated when he told us about that night. Even though this is considered a misdemeanor in the state of Ohio, we hired a lawyer, Our son is attending college on a scholarship and has federal student loans. Anyway, my question is: He is to appear in court on Wednesday and neither my husband or I condone the marijuana and we frankly don't want to go to court with him. Are we terrible parents? I told him that I will drive him to the courthouse, but I just don't think I can be in the courtroom. I haven't told anybody at work about this.
Should we support him by being in court or should we let him grow up and be an adult and go it alone as he did in making the choice to smoke marijuana?