I have a court date for a possible marijuana paraphernalia charge, what is my worst case scenario?

Asked about 1 year ago - Green Bay, WI

I am an 18 year old girl with no prior criminal charges of any kind. I was out with some friends on our boat at dusk and was pulled over for having our docking lights on. There was beer on the boat, so I received an absolute sobriety charge, but was arrested for it. At the station, an officer said he found my pipe on the boat. I didn't even know it was on there, and had just bought it for tobacco, though he said he smelled marijuana on it. I now have a court date and they haven't told me if I am being charged with anything. I'm scared and just want to know what my worst case scenario would be? Thank you!

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  1. Peter J. Heflin

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    Answered . The maximum penalty for a possession of drug paraphernalia charge, if issued as a criminal offense, is $500 fine and 30 days in jail.

  2. Walter A. Piel Jr.

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    Answered . You should really speak with an experienced attorney. If you have a court date, you apparently are being charged with something. Your best bet is to consult an attorney immediately. The worst case scenario as you inquire is dependent upon the charge(s).

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  3. A J. Williams

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    Answered . Was this in Brown County? If so, your worst case scenario is nowhere near the maximums. Honestly, I believe there might be some things to challenge, as you've laid them out. You should have an attorney to determine whether the facts support a challenge and to advise you of the process and the court that you will be before.

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