This is his first offence is he going ti jail
First Offenders for non-violent crimes usually do not go to jail if they have an attorney and take it seriously. Hire an attorney and he/she will help you. This is a matter best considered under the applicable State or Federal law. I would strongly suggest that you consult with a local attorney (perhaps selected from the AVVO website resources) with experience in this area of law, to offer a free initial consultation and perhaps assist with the process. Once you are comfortable with he or she, hire them to represent you. If this information was helpful to you, even if you do not like or agree with the advice, please let me know by clicking on the “Helpful” or “Best Answer” button. Or, if I really hit a home run, write a positive Review. Good luck!
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Anytime someone is charged with a crime, there is always the possibility of going to jail. You need to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney for your son. Best of luck.
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It's hard to answer your question without knowing what you mean by "with marijuana." If you're saying he was charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana, then jail isn't very likely as a first-time offender. If he was charged with simple possession of marijuana, but had too much to be charged with a small amount, jail is slightly more likely. If he was charged with delivery, manufacture, or possession with intent to deliver marijuana, jail is a very real possibility.
Also, since you're writing from a college town, I should mention that if your son is convicted of any offense involving the possession of drugs, he will no longer be eligible for federal student loans. So even if his chances of going to jail are slim, there are other reasons to get an attorney involved on his behalf.
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