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Cannabis Cafe forums; As a guy who's been through the system the hard way i can tell you right now tell her not ...
As a guy who's been through the system the hard way i can tell you right now tell her not do not do shit before hiring a lawyer,this includes enrolling in some treatment program before the judge orders it,this kinda move is for people who dont hire good lawyers & having a drug offense on their record isnt a serious life changing ordeal.
Entering a treatment program is an admittal of guilt,its also an admittal of a drug habit/problem,this method will only hurt,leading to many more counseling visits that will cost her money,victim witness impact classes they have to sit through where mothers tell stories of how their kids got murdered over drugs & shit like that,entering a treatment program before the judge orders it is at the very least taking away a leverage point that her lawyer can use to get her off,if its allready been done the prosecuter will demand other punishement.
Tell her to get a good lawyer right now,sell her car,get a bank loan whatever but get the best lawyer possible,before choosing a lawyer "audition" them,find out what that lawyers track record is with drug cases,find out what his conviction/plea bargin/acquital rate is,these are all legit questions that no lawyer should have a problem answering,a good lawyer will let you know right off the bat what he can get you off with because of his personal & business relationships within the legal community.
Also tell her not to get too caught up thinking because she wasnt read her rights that this fact means anything,a cop will flat out lie on the stand & say they read you your rights & that you agreed & acknowledged that you understood your rights,this issue of rights is where a good lawyer will help out,cops are less apt to lie on the stand when their going to be crosss examined by a paid lawyer, wher as they will lie their ass off to a state paid free lawyer.
The biggest difference with any drug case is to get the best lawyer right off the bat, then do exactly as they tell you,which will be to shut up,do nothing & sit tight & let them handel it.
Tell her to not fuck around or listen to her parents stupid shit about comming clean so the judge will go easy on her,there is no such thing,biting the bullett & hiring the best lawyer i could afford saved me 18 years of my life,drug charges are nothing to fuck around with.
Last edited by panhead; 03-03-2008 at 10:18 PM.
i hate reading shit like this... same thing happened to a friend of mine in a similar state... have .5g and 3 pipes... he ended up with a good lawyer, about $1000 in fines and bills, and had to attend a local drug rehab program for 16 weeks at the delicate cost of $25 each visit... either way, its bullshit.... the punishment doesn't fit the crime for us potheads
PS-charge was possession or marijuana and possession of paraphernalia (misdemeanor) and the charge was able to be expunged in 1 year
Last edited by zjjeepin; 04-27-2008 at 02:51 PM.
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why did they get pulled over were they speeding, reckless, under the speed limit, my point is if they were just profiled because of they way they look charges will and should be dropped..I know this from first hand experience..And it was called to attention by a public pretender.
"Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth"ALBERT EINSTEIN
Well i hate to bring this one back from the dead but i though id give it an update. Both friends who were arrested plead "no-low" so the charge wont appear on their record if they stay out of trouble for the next year. The both just paid fines. They definetly got lucky.
Thanks for all the help guys.
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