I'm writing a young adult book, in which one of the characters is arrested for drug possession, potentially with intent to distribute. He is 16 at the time, a UK resident with no priors relating to drugs. I plan to have his school mentor vouch for him on the grounds that he is troubled and needs help rather than punishment, so he gets off with a fine, manditory councelling and community service. Is this realistic within the UK criminal justice system? I plan to write about the trial so if anyone can give me as much detail as possible about what would happen in this situation, I'd be grateful. What would happen at the trial? How long after arrest would the trial occur? Who would be present at the trial? Thank you kindly.