Im 29 first offense..full time job ..i was stopped for a headlight being out and was givigivenn a citations pseesion over marauna i had less then a gram ..and perfinale from a pipe and grinder ..do i have to go to my court date to resovle or can i ay it like the ticket and not have to go
Possession of marijuana is a misdemeanor charge, so you will have to go to your court date. The marijuana charge is a Class B misdemeanor, which carries a maximum penalty of 180 days in jail. If you were charge with possession of paraphernalia, that is a class C misdemeanor with a maximum sentence of 60 days in jail. If you do not appear for your court date a warrant may be issued for your arrest.
You should consult with an attorney before your court date to discuss possible outcomes and defenses.
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