Should my daughter plead guilty? My 19 year old was arrested Jan. 1st at 8:00 in the morning in Merrimack NH. She had been to a New Years Eve party and spent the night there. On her way home in the morning she was stopped and the cop found a vodka bottle with a broken seal. She passed a sobriety test but was booked for minor in possession, minor transporting, and open container. she I get a lawyer or should she just plead guilty? What are the ramifications of a guilty plea in this case? She was stopped because the cop said she swerved and crossed the white line. Did that give them the right to search the vehicle? It is believed that the police were waiting near the house where the party was, pulling over none how had been there as they left.