A friend and I were recently pulled over for a dead tail light(my friend was the driver). The officer claimed to smell marijuana, then subsequently searched our car and found a pipe along with far less than an ounce of marijuana in my possession. I got charged with possession <1 oz, which I read as being an infraction punishable by no more than $100 in the state of California. However, I recently received a notification on how much it would be, and I was shocked to find the total was $460! Even without listed fees, the infraction itself was listed as costing me around $360. Is there a mistake here? If it helps, I'm over 21 and we were pulled over by a CHP officer in Siskiyou County. Thank you in advance to anyone who can shed light on this.
Criminal Defense Attorney
Did you get arrested or just cited. Possession of an ounce or less is an infraction punishable by a $100 fine. Unless you've left out some details this is the worst you should get.
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I took the liberty of tagging this as a criminal defense question. You will get a better response that way. Good luck.
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