Was charged with a misdemeanor two years ago for Possession of Cannabis and paraphernalia. I paid the fine and settled with "withhold of adjudication".
Last week I was picking my gf up from work minding my own business when a cop claimed they smelled weed coming from my car and searched my car. I did consent because I had a pipe in my car ( which was In a bag away from me) and they threatened to search regardless because of the " smell". I did not have weed on me and was charged with another misdemeanor but for just paraphernalia.
I got a citation with a non mandatory court date but when I went to start the payment plan they told me the cop shouldn't have marked that because it's no longer an option and that I would indeed have to go to court. Just seeking Advice. And trying to understand how a second misdemeanor can effect me.
Those answers you will get from the lawyer you will now get to spend money on representing you in court. The price of breaking the law for the sticky icky when you get caught. One day you will find its simply not worth it........
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The state can ask for jail and or probation. In addition they can request a criminal conviction on your record.
It is in your best interest to obtain an attorney to represent you. Never consent to a voluntary search. Once you have done so, you have waived your protections.
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