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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
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
If you reject probation, you can be required to serve time.