I was convicted of a "Wet Reckless" at the end of 2007 (Had 0.01 BAC), with my license suspended from Jan/2008, i never renewed my license and my probation is supposed to end by 01/01/2013.
-I have a Marijuana card in California, but not in Nevada.
I went to "Burning man" festival last week in Nevada and had a police officer find a marijuana pot in my hand a long with 0.5grams of pot, the officer said he will go easy on me and gave me a "Possession of drug paraphernalia" ticket with a $125 fine, no mention of marijuana anywhere, no court or anything just a fine.
I did tell the officer it wasn't mine, but he gave me the ticket Anyway.
My Wetreckless probation in Cali is supposed to end in 3 months, would this misdemeanor hurt me? what to do so the ticket doesnt go on my record at all?*Correction: The officer found a small wooden pipe in my hand, that had some pot in it. i was not high at the time. Also, I am a "Legal Alien" and was denied citizenship 3 years ago because of my Wet Reckless... i was planning to Re-apply to become a citizen, would this "Misdemeanor" make me get denied citizenship again? :'(
This sounds like an infraction or just a ticket to pay a fine. If this is the case you should not have any trouble with your probation and it is unlikely that the court will find out.
Of course, every DUI case is different and you should consult an experienced DUI defense attorney in your area with questions regarding your specific case. It is always in your best interest to have a good DUI attorney represent you when you have been arrested for a DUI.
It is unlikely that the citation in Nevada would cause your misdemeanor probation in CA to be violated, but technically it could be since most grants of probation include a condition that you not "violate any laws other than minor traffic violations." Obviously I would cause it to become an issue by trying to terminate your probation early at this time because they may perform a records check if you request the early termination of probation. Just wait until January, then expunge the conviction.
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