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What will happen if im charged with possession of marijuana for my first offense?

Pittsburgh, PA |

about 5 days ago i got charged with possession of marijuana. This will be my first charge ever, what will probably happen?

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There is never any guarantee, but you would likely be offered probation without verdict for a period of 30 days (assuming that the possession is for small amount of marijuana). PWOV is a program where you enter a guilty plea, and are sentenced to probation. As long as you successfully complete the probation, then the charges are dismissed and you can get your record expunged. If you don't successfully complete the probation, then the PWOV would be revoked and you would be stuck with a criminal conviction on your record.

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