Yesterday, I found out that my brother got caught for hacking into the school system and changing his grades. He's in 10th grade. He was #6 in his school and trying to gain some points above the others (that still doesn't justify cheating the others). But I am trying to get him out of this mess. There was another kid who did it too and he got sent to alternative school. We have a meeting with the principal tomorrow. If my brother gets sent to alternative school, the case will be on his record, his grades drop to a 65 or 70 (only two choices because it depends on whether the teachers want to fail or pass him) and he has to go to alternative school. I hired a lawyer (I had to dig into $1000 of my own savings because my parents couldn't) and he said that they don't really have any circumstancial evidence against my brother (he reformated his pc before the techs had a chance to look at it). I don't know... I feel like I'm missing something. I really don't want my brother to have his future ruined Any suggestions sdn'ers? I'm sorry, I know this isn't the right forum for this but I didn't know where else to turn to. I've already asked some friends and talked the lawyer but .... also i think i've failed my english and chemistry finals by spending these last few hectic weeks bouncing between high school, lawyers, college and work.