Well I was sitting in a parking lot sleep after I woke up from this guy talking to me thru my window it was cracked and then the cop walks over to my car and asked for our ID and then he said he smells weed I was wording will I go to jail for more then 15 grams
No possibility of jail time for first-time offense of possession of 10 grams or less. If your case is being prosecuted in St. Louis City Circuit Court, the Prosecutor will not prosecute. If your case is being prosecuted in any other court, there is a possibility of 1 year in jail and $1,000 fine for over 10 grams.
I suggest that you hire a criminal defense attorney to get your possession charge dismissed or reduced to a less serious offense, such as "Littering." You will have to pay a fine and court costs, but you won't have to appear in court, and "Littering" is such a low-level offense that it won't show up on your criminal record.
The outcome of your case depends on which court your case is being prosecuted in, your criminal history, and the skill and experience of your attorney. Most criminal defense attorneys offer a free consultation and can give you an estimate of the fines & court costs you will have to pay.
Don't plead guilty to possession of 15 grams of marijuana, or else you will end up with a drug-related conviction on your permanent criminal record, which can prevent you from getting a job, renting an apartment, or getting federal student aid for college. You can also be evicted from government subsidized housing if you have a drug conviction on your record.
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15 grams is a jailable offense, but in most instances a criminal defense attorney can keep you out of jail and keep this off your record.
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