Q: Will I go to prison for a class c felony of chemical endangerment of a child for a first time offense ever in my life.
I have been charged with possession of paraphernalia, possession of marijuana and a class c felony of chemical endangerment of a child due to having bongs and pipes and marijuana.
A: Probably not, but you certainly could. You need to immediately retain a criminal lawyer.
A: To directly answer your question, probably not. But, you could. As a non-guidelines offense the court could put you in prison without having to find an aggravating circumstance. Its vital that you contact an attorney, or contact your attorney if the court has appointed someone to represent you, and come up with a defense strategy.
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