Q: I was drunk entering jail didn't know I had a roach in my pocket which is very small amount of weed only trouble had dui
Was charged with bring in contraband I don't want go to prison what do I do
A: You should contact a local defense attorney, the chances of you going to prison over a roach are minimal, that being said an attorney may be able to help you keep this off your record.
I cannot tell from your question, but were you under arrest at the time you were taken into the detention center?
If so, that doesn’t meet South Carolina’s Furnishing or possessing contraband in county, municipal, or multijurisdictional jail statute. It would most likely meet the requirement for SPMJ (simple possession of Marijuana), but for furnishing you must intend to bring illegal contraband into a secure facility with the intent to provide that contraband to another. It being in your pocket when being booked in because of a poor search by an officer is not the case.
We recommend you contact an attorney to help you address this.
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