My friend and I went to sugars, on our way home we needed to pee. We took a wrong turn off my GPS and next thing we knew these men and women were yelling at us with their guns pointed at us. We did had enough marijuana for a blunt. Maybe less. And we had two 24 ounces that we had drank prior to getting to the strip. We got pulled over and all though it was my car and I wasn’t driving what could happen? My friend said she’d claim the weed since it was hers. We never took a breathalyzer or got our rights read to us. We didn’t even know we were on military property..
This happens more often than you would think. Unfortunately, it is difficult to predict what will happen next. If you wander on to a military base, for any reason, you have left State jurisdiction and have entered Federal jurisdiction. This means that if you commit any crime you will be prosecuted by the Feds and not by the State. If the military police found you in possession of marijuana or believe that you were Driving While Intoxicated they will issue a summons so that you have to appear in Federal Court. It is a good idea to contact a lawyer so that you can explain the situation more completely and he/she can help you determine what the appropriate next steps are to take.
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