To provide some insight, I was having a party at my house, around 20-30 people. The cops came for the smell of marijuana from outside my house. They ended up coming in and giving everyone there underages. When the tickets arrived it only had a mandatory court date and no fine. Ive never seen something like this so I don’t know what it means. They also searched my house and took all of the weed but didn't ask me or anyone about it, or give any tickets or warnings. Should I expect them to bring the weed up in court and what should I expect with my underage? If it matters, this would be my first offense with underage drinking, and I don’t have any other criminal offenses.
This would suggest that you're actually being charged with some kind of criminal offense. The marijuana will almost certainly come up in court. What does the ticket say on it? That should be your first clue in determining what's going on.
That all being said, this doesn't sound like a simple drinking ticket. The fact that you were putting on the party, the fact that marijuana was found, and the fact that there's a mandatory appearance suggests there's something else going on. Hire a criminal defense attorney.
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