Got Caught With Weed by Cops?

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I let My friend drive my car, I was having back pains because of my shingles. we got pulled over and my friend didn’t have his license (I thought he always carried his license on him) but I’m 19 living in Virginia, it was a First time offense and it was 2 grams and the cops also searched my car and found my grinder, bowls (2 small bowls), and my eye drops. They took all that away told me that i have a court date and sent me on my way. I wanted to know what’s going to happen to me. Also the cop didn’t give me my car registration back, so i need to know how to get that it back too.

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Answer by Raoul Duke
Possession

Knowingly or intentionally possessing marijuana is a Class I misdemeanor with punishment upon conviction consisting of imprisonment for up to 30 days and/or a fine of up to $ 500, for a first offense, and imprisonment for up to 12 months and/or a fine of up to $ 2,500 for the second and each subsequent offense. Possession of less than a half ounce of marijuana is simple possession (possession for personal use).

See:
•Virginia CODE ANN. §18.2-250.1 Web Search
•Virginia CODE ANN. § 18.2-248.1 Web Search

Conditional Release

Convicted first time offenders may be placed on probation instead of sentenced to jail time with the probation conditional upon the offender undergoing a substance abuse screening, “educational programs,” a series of drug tests during probation, and a drug treatment program, all paid for by the offender. Probation may also require up to 24 community service hours for a misdemeanor conviction and up to 100 hours for a felony conviction. The conviction still shows up on the offender’s record as a conviction and applicable driver’s license revocation proceedings are not waived. Violations of the terms of probation can lead to the full penalty as otherwise applicable.

See::
•Virginia CODE ANN. §18.2-251 Web Search
Paraphernalia

Any person who sells or possesses with intent to sell drug paraphernalia, knowing, or under circumstances where one reasonably should know, that it is either designed for use or intended by such person for use to illegally plant, propagate, cultivate, grow, harvest, manufacture, inhale, or otherwise introduce into the human body marijuana shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor, which is punishable with confinement in jail for not more than twelve months and a fine of not more than $ 2,500.

Any person eighteen years of age or older who sells drug paraphernalia to a minor who is at least three years junior to the accused shall be guilty of an additional Class 6 felony, which is punishable by not more than 12 months in jail and a fine of not more than $ 2,500.
Advertising for the sale of drug paraphernalia is a Class I misdemeanor with a punishment of confinement for not more than 12 months in jail and a fine of not more than $ 2,500.

Knowingly distributing any printed material the distributor knows contains advertisements for drug paraphernalia is a Class 1 misdemeanor, punishable by confinement in jail for not more than 12 months and a fine of not more than $ 2,500.
don’t know about your registration, call the cops and ask.

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One Response to Got Caught With Weed by Cops?

  • so cal crow says:

    one way or another get the money for a lawyer- people go to court “hoping” for the least amount of jail time or fines.
    the State, Prosecuting Attorney, Judge, the Court, Probation Officers rely on these harmless crimes to pay for their employment. it’s big business
    the fines and cost of probation will cost more than the lawyer fee’s

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