Im 17 and have been recently caught with POM (about a gram), I haven't received my court summons yet but I know my court date will be after my 18th birthday. Will this effect me? And also what can I expect? I have all A’s, I was very respectful when caught, and I’ve never been in trouble before. I’m scared they will drug test me on the day of court. If so I think I will fail. I’ve completely quit Marijuana two days ago.
Since you were arrested and charged when you were 17 this will be treated as a juvenile offense. As for testing positive for MJ they will probably not test you on your court date, but they can. I suggest hiring a lawyer asap if you have a court date, or if you family can't afford one, one will be appointed for you called the public defender, if you meet the guidelines which generally are that your family makes 125% of the poverty level or less.
Nope you are a juvenile all the way even after you turn 18. You may not even go to court but only a community conference committee. Worse case you will get an adjourned disposition most likely. That drug test could be a problem. An attorney sure would be wise. If it goes to court you must have one. They could appoint a PD is your family qualifies.
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