i said that the marajuana was mine it was less than an ounce. now he has his court date before I do. i'm wondering if that mans that i have to go to his court date and say that it was mine? because he is not guilty.
You need to have an attorney to hep protect your rights and obtain a proper disposition. So does the passenger. State has to prove it belongs to one or both of you. Get an attorney before you plea to anything.
I understand that you are concerned about what may happen to your passenger/friend. Things will work themselves out. A plea of guilty at arraignment will not necessarily help the passenger.
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You two are being shuffled, possibly. Get a conviction on the passenger, and then later prosecute you based on your statement.
Never, ever admit to anything. You should get a lawyer separate and different from the one your friend has hired.
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I totally agree with what the other attorneys have stated. The police will try to make a case against both of you. Each of you should have your own attorney to represent you in this case. As was stated, make no admissions to the police and let your attorney speak for you.
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