The odds of you going to jail on a misdemeanor drug charge are very low -- but they aren't zero. Drug paraphernalia is second-degree misdemeanor punishable up to 90 days in jail. A judge is very unlikely to put a first-offender in jail on a drug offense. Having said that, your case may have a smoother -- and quicker -- result if you retain an attorney to represent you.
It's possible, but not likely. You should get a lawyer though. Your driver's license can be suspended for such charges plus it can interfere with student loans.
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The answer is it depends. It depends on the court and the exact charge you are charged with. Possession of Marijuana under 100 grams and Marijuana paraphernalia are typically minor misdemeanors which do not carry a potential for jail time. Obviously the more marijuana you had (in excess of 100 g) the more likely it is that you could receive jail time. It is also possible for the paraphernalia to be charged at a higher level offense which could be a improper charge. No matter what the level of offense I would suggest strongly that you retain an attorney. Marijuana Possession and Paraphernalia at any level carries a mandatory drivers license suspension, can prevent you from getting a job, working in certain career fields, receiving certain professional licenses, and can prevent you from traveling outside of the United States including Canada. It can also cause you to lose your ability to obtain student loans and grants and can limit your housing and any governmental assistance. A good criminal defense attorney can often help you avoid all of these problems. Good luck.
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