Sumter, SC asked in Traffic Tickets and Cannabis & Marijuana Law for South Carolina

Q: What does it mean when ticket amount says MAX?

Officer told me if i came to court he would drop the charges but I don't want to show up to court empty handed. Charge is simple possession of marijuana

1 Lawyer Answer
Ryan D Templeton
Ryan D Templeton
  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Summerville, SC
  • Licensed in South Carolina

A: For simple possession of marijuana the minimum fine after all required assessments is $407.50 and the maximum fine is $615.00. Don't forget that simple possession of marijuana 1st offense also carries jail time of up to 30 days along with the fine. I would highly recommend speaking to an attorney before going to court on a marijuana charge. If you cannot afford an attorney you are entitled to a public defender.

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