What will happen to my record?

Asked about 1 year ago - New York, NY

I was caught (along with friends) smoking on the street in NYC and received a violation and a summons. I am 16 and this is my first offense. The police said that this is neither something to worry about with regards to college and that my parents will not know. I am aware that I will have to pay a fine. Is my future ruined? Will they send a letter to my house?

Attorney answers (2)

  1. Eric Edward Rothstein

    Contributor Level 20

    Answered . Is this a pink summons? Your future is not ruined. You and your friends should hire a criminal defense lawyer to try and get the case dismissed. I handle these matters all the time.

    I am a former federal and State prosecutor and have been doing criminal defense work for over 16 years. I was... more
  2. Michal Falkowski

    Contributor Level 11

    Answered . Yes, you want to make sure that this case is dismissed, as there are financial aid consequences for drug convictions, even possession of small amounts of marijuana. Consult an attorney immediately.

    My direct line: 646-606-6002. www.thefalkowskifirm.com. If this answer is helpful and/or the best answer, then... more

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