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Question: If I got busted with weed what the worse that could happen?


If you are prosecuted in juvenile court, you can be placed on probation or sent to the Department of Juvenile Corrections up to your 18th birthday, and your driver's license would be suspended until your 18th birthday. It can leave a felony on your record, which may affect your later ability to get scholarships, federal benefits like welfare or public housing assistance, or jobs requiring security clearance. The military also has strict rules about accepting candidates with drug histories. You may be unable to enlist unless the branch you select thinks enough time has passed that you are no longer high risk to abuse substances again.

If you are prosecuted as an adult, the court must place you on probation and require that you attend substance abuse counseling. It can leave you with a felony record, which has many of the same consequences as those listed above. If you reject probation, you can be required to serve time.

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On 05/08/09
anon from Othr said:
i was busted and the cops kicked down my flats door and got asll the plants in the cupboard and now i apeared in court yesterday and the case was postponed till september its like 10000 worth of weed apparently! what can i do!
On 10/30/08
Brit from AZ said:
I was arrested for having weed n a pipe with me; what are some charges they can give me? Also, i wasnt read my rights, so should i bring that up in court?
On 05/23/08
p from CA said:

ya thay gave me drug classes and took away my ability to drive,and a 350$ fine an community service that. so if u smoke weed smoke it at home.....

On 04/16/08
wyatt from AZ said:
i live in pima county and here the charge is a misdemeanor...a 200 dollar fine and a drug class..they call it diversion..phoenix needs to stop jailing people over weed
On 02/17/08
k from MO said:
jeff, i recently was pulled over in arizona and the exact same scenario happened. he was not trying to scare you, your court date will in fact come in the mail in a few months. good luck
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