this is my fist offence. friend mom had to pick him up. he has a court date. its a citation. he first offence. my question is it really NOTHING at all on my record do i need to tell my job, college, college i plan on transferring to about it? do need to tell a cop about it if i get pulled over again?
Nothing is on your record unless you are charged with possession. You either met the nicest cop in the world or you will get a notice to appear in the mail. You can see if anything is happening by checking the clerk of court in your county.
If you have no received a citation, then there is nothing on your record because you were not arrested. However, you could be mailed a citation.
Were you given a notice to appear? If not, there do not appear to be any charges filed against you yet.
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Even though it's not clear to me from your question as to whether or not you were even charged, I will offer that you shouldn't tell anyone until the outcome is determined. If your portion is over already (no citation or other arrest with a court date needing to be set), then simply being present when someone else gets a citation or is arrested doesn't mean you need tell anyone.
If, on he other hand, you do have future legal issues, then discuss only with your attorney. Don't tell your boss, any police or post online any incriminating statements or admissions (I got caught smoking weed, for example) unless and until you have a chance to discuss in confidence with an attorney. If you cannot afford one, one will be appointed if you need to go to court or arrang e a consult with one of us.
You really don't want this on your record if it can be helped. It can affect your driving privileges, possibly student loans, and yes, perhaps be disclosed to become a licensed professional in the future, or even join the military. Speak with a lawyer and get some information and peace of mind. Good luck.
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