I live in Florida, and have been charged with possession of alcohol by a minor. It is my second possession charge (the first being a pot charge that I had expunged last year after a short diversion program), and the state has offered me 6 months probation with random drug testing and $268 in court costs to withhold adjudication. Like most college kids, I am broke and in debt, and cannot afford probation costs. I have several weeks before I return to court to accept or decline the offer, and have not smoked in months, so my system is clean as a whistle. If I decline the offer and plead guilty, will I simply have the conviction on my record and court costs to pay or is that just naive wishful thinking? Any input would be much appreciated as soon as possible because if I don't have probation on the horizon, I would love to blaze a fat bowl right now, because it's been far too long.