Q: Will a criminal case be affected if the arresting officer reported possession of 900 pills instead of 1?
A: need more info
it could be an honest mistake.
the officer would know if the case were to go to trial the evidence that was booked into evidence would be sent to the courtroom for the DA to open and mark for ID and it would be obvious it was 1 pill and not 900
Hayden Gifford Smith agrees with this answer
A: 1 pill is evidence of possession.
900 pills is likely to be charged as possession with the intent to sell AND - my fave - transportation, if there is anything propelled or sporting axles in sight. Skateboards included.
A possession charge can often be resolved with DEJ and a conviction avoided. Usually, a misdemeanor, though even felony possession is divertable. Possession for sale, in contrast, disqualifies the possessor from those programs. At worst, prison for 3 or more years.
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