Chicago, IL asked in Criminal Law for Illinois

Q: if I was ticketed for possession of less than 1g cannabis and a pipe and asked to appear in court ,would i need a lawyer

I had taken away the items from couple of early teens i know , from a park I frequently walk my dog at, put it in my bag and had forgotten about it till i went to federal building and my bag scanned at security check.

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David L. Freidberg
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  • Chicago, IL
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A: Absolutely. Even though this is a small amount of cannabis, you still face jail time upon conviction. You need an attorney to attempt to get the charge dismissed against you and avoid a conviction on your record.

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