Minneapolis, MN asked in Cannabis & Marijuana Law and Criminal Law for Minnesota

Q: I had a jar, a glass pipe, and lighter and less than 1.5 grams of weed. I was smoking and a cop pulled up.

he just took the jar. I gave him my id and then he wrote what looks like my license number and my DOB down. and then he said we can go on our way. What do you think will happen? he was really nice about it but he says he was going to weigh it and then destroy it and that it looks like I would be okay. being that he was outside, he never went to my car, he saw I was sober so he said that I could drive. he never went back to this car only when he said he was free to go. I asked "do you need anything else" he said no you're free to go.

3 Lawyer Answers
William Bailey
William Bailey
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Bloomington, MN
  • Licensed in Minnesota

A: Could be that nothing happens. Could be that you receive a citation for possession of marijuana in a motor vehicle. If convicted, you could lose your license. It would be wise to have a lawyer help you with this. Many of us offer free consultations.

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Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Rogers, MN
  • Licensed in Minnesota

A: You may be facing charges here. You will likely receive something in the mail if you are charged with something. Potential charges include possession of a small amount of marijuana (in a motor vehicle) and possession of drug paraphernalia. The small amount (in a motor vehicle) could result in a revocation of your driver's license. Get an attorney if you are charged to protect your rights and to minimize the potential consequences.

Thomas C Gallagher
Thomas C Gallagher
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Licensed in Minnesota

A: Three possibilities: nothing (but wait out the three year statute of limitations); a Summons and charge in the mail for either "(plant-form) Marijuana in a Motor Vehicle, over 1.4 grams, or for petty misdemeanor possession of a small amount - plant-form. Sounds like your saying not edibles, wax, etc. but if it were, more likely a felony charge. If you get charged, call me or another experienced marijuana defense attorney. Whatever you, do not call the cop. More at my website or call me.

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