I was riding passenger in a car, the driver had weed in the glove box and beer and pipes buried under cloths in the back. The cop gave us both a warning for beer and pipes but charged us with a misdemeanor for the weed. When i messed up and got the date for the trial mixed up with the drivers and ended up missed the court date when i came to the rescheduled court date my lawyer dropped my case and didn't show up and the judge charged me for all of the stuff in the car even the stuff that was cited as a warning.
Even though the officer only gave you a warning, the prosecutor when they screen the case can still choose to add on those charges, especially if you missed your initial appearance. You should look into hiring an attorney to discuss dismissing the additional charges.
Well, the judge doesn't charge anyone with a crime- but yes, the prosecutor can charge you with anything they believe for which they have a good-faith basis. Get an attorney on board to help sort out the mess you're in. Good luck.
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