So I got caught with possession of under an oz. of marijuana and drug related objects. When they took my stuff I had everything in a draw string bag and in it were a sploof, a mason jar with bagged marijuana and a scale. I had no intention to distribute/sell nor have I ever sold, and I only kept the marijuana in the bag in the jar to keep the smell in and scale to measure out after I bought it to make sure I didn't get skimped. I was only charged with possession and drug related objects but I talked to lawyer and she said that since there was a scale involved the prosecutor could look at it as intent to distribute, even though I was only arrested for possession and paraphernalia. Is this true? Could my charges be changed when I show up for my court date?
Criminal charges are formal accusations in court that someone has committed a crime. Criminal charges have many classifications and degrees of severity.
A misdemeanor is a lesser criminal charge, such as trespassing or disorderly conduct, that is punishable by less than one year in prison and/or a fine.
by attorney David Haenel
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