First I was found having a pipe and grinder and for this I was let go with a warning. Later I was cought having smoked In a room. However there was no marijuana remaining when I was found. What is the criminal punishment for this. I am also under the age of 18.
You may just be looking at a misdemeanor; however, regardless, given that it was just a drug-related crime, you should consider reaching out to an attorney, as the attorney may be able to work something out with the prosecutor so that you avoid jail time.
If you cannot afford an attorney, and the underlying charge carries the potential of jail time, then you may be offered an attorney to represent you (a public defender). That being said, many attorneys may be willing to work with you in terms of setting up a payment plan to cover your legal...Read more »
That decision would normally be made by someone much higher up in the police agency, most likely the chief of police or county sheriff, as the case may be. Also, if the recording of the stop is part of an ongoing investigation or criminal prosecution, the prosecutor would have some input into that...Read more »
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