What is my likely outcome to drug paraphenillia and possession of a controlled substance?

Asked 8 months ago - Davenport, IA

I am a minor,16, no previous offenses, and it was 1.9 grams of marijuana.

Attorney answers (2)

  1. Colin Christopher Murphy

    Contributor Level 15


    Lawyers agree

    Answered . It will probably be handled through juvenile court services. Informal probation for 6 months or so. If you are waived in to adult court, then your attorney will likely request the grace of a deferred judgment at sentencing, assuming you have no defenses. When you successfully complete probation, the matter will be removed from your adult criminal record. You will be able to say that you have not been convicted of a drug offense. The paraphernalia charge will probably be dismissed if you plead guilty to the possession charge. You will need to discuss this matter in private with an attorney who specializes in drug offenses.

  2. Christopher Coppola

    Contributor Level 12

    Answered . Loss of drivers license - you need attorney to avoid this - I suggest consulting with an attorney in person. Lots of questions that are valid, but answers vary depending on facts. Good luck!

Can't find what you're looking for? Ask a Lawyer

Get free answers from experienced attorneys.


Ask now

24,150 answers this week

2,802 attorneys answering

Ask a Lawyer

Get answers from top-rated lawyers.

  • It's FREE
  • It's easy
  • It's anonymous

24,150 answers this week

2,802 attorneys answering