A friend and I were pulled over a few hours ago by a Texas State Trooper. They searched my friends car and found a glass pipe as well as marijuana (it was less than 2 ounces). We were both given a citation for the pipe and the small amount of marijuana. We are being asked to appear in front of a judge. We are both 20 years old and in university. I want to know how we can handle this with as little damage as possible to our professional and educational reputations. I'm deathly scared right now. I feel as if my life has been put on hold. I am begging for some sound advice right now. Are we in deep, or can we handle this situation without any blemishing on our records? This would be a first "offense", for the both of us.
If the facts are as you have stated them, you are not in serious trouble, at least not if you have a lawyer. If you don't, then get one ASAP, and she can probably keep this from being on your records permanently, although it's a complicated, multi-step process. Get a lawyer.
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