High Point, NC asked in Criminal Law for North Carolina

Q: NC Resident : Will I go to jail for having possession of an empty grinder? Officer said it was a ticket

The driver of the car did have weed on him which I had NO IDEA about bc he was just giving me a ride

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Mr. Damon Chetson
Mr. Damon Chetson
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Raleigh, NC
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: Unlikely. Possession of Marijuana Paraphernalia in North Carolina is a class 3 misdemeanor which is punishable by court costs and a fine for most people. People who have very significant misdemeanor (5 or more prior convictions) criminal records are eligible for active sentences of up to 20 days in jail, but I have never seen anyone sent to jail solely for a conviction of misdemeanor possession of marijuana paraphernalia.

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