I went off the rails mid teens until my early twenties Wango. Court became just another part of my month for a long time. If i can come out the other side then anyone can, sending good thoughts your way for you and your son. Good luck mate and enjoy your retirement!
Got home to Scotland last week to find a court summons waiting for me, glad it was for jury duty, never got picked so but had to attend every day just in case, there was a pool of 48 of us and 15 had to sit on the trial.
One trial had to be delayed as everyone on the jury knew the defendant, they recalled the jury pool from the previous week.
I had to check it wasn't the guy that damaged one of my properties but it should be another month or so before he has his day in court.