I was riding backseat in my friends car we got stopped and there was weed in the car and I was arrested for paraphernalia even though none of it belonged to me
It would seem highly unlikely that your life should be ruined. You should contact local and qualified criminal counsel. I've expanded your practice area. This is not a car crash question. Good luck
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A little early to throw in the towel, you most likely have defenses and options. Talk to a criminal defense lawyer.
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NO, I don't think that your life is ruined. Hire an attorney and good luck.
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Possession of drug paraphernalia is a class misdemeanor punishable by a fine and probation for first offenders. It may carry collateral consequences such as education and employment consequences.
There may be deferred prosecution programs in the area that will result in the dismissal and expunction of the charge upon completion.
Also, if you believe that you did not in fact possess the drug paraphernalia, you have a right to a trial.
Speak to an experienced criminal defense attorney.
Your life is not ruined. Being arrested does not mean you are guilty. Speak with a criminal defense attorney.
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