The admission that you made to police may not be enough to prove that what you smoked was, in fact, marijuana. I would speak to a lawyer.
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Well, you did confess to possessing it an hour before they arrived. But I do think it would be worth discussing in further detail in private with an attorney, since there may be other proof issues.Ask a similar question
The admission is a bit of a problem, though you might be able to defend it if you hired someone. The problem with that is you would almost certainly spend more on an attorney than you would on the ticket and you may still lose after also paying the attorney. Pick your poison.
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Your confession plus the odor of marijuana is probably enough to sustain a conviction. There might be a technical defense there but you will easily spend 4-5 times the cost of the citation hiring an attorney to explore that defense for you.
If you resolve the case make every effort to have the charge amended to almost anything besides possession of marijuana.
Also, in the future you should exercise your right to silence or to an attorney when confronted by the police. Absent your confession your citation would not stick in my opinion.
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