Ticketed for possession of paraphernalia

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Country: United States of America
State: North Carolina

I was ticketed for possession of paraphernalia (glass pipe) in Chatham County, NC. What are my options? Can I do community service; pay a fine, or what to take care of it?

Answer

Yes--Make sure you get counsel (or at least the public defender) to try tokeep this off your record eventually--jail time is probably not likely ifyour record is very clear now. But having that arrest and/or a conviction onyour record will make job-hunting etc. more difficult. Often this could benegotiated down to some kind of court supervision etc.

Question

Country: United States of America
State: North Carolina

I was ticketed for possession of paraphernalia (glass pipe) in Chatham County, NC. What are my options? Can I do community service; pay a fine, or what to take care of it?

Answer

Yes--Make sure you get counsel (or at least the public efender) to try tokeep this off your record eventually--jail time is probably not likely if your record is very clear now. But having that arrest and/or a conviction on your record will make job-hunting etc. more difficult. Often this could be negotiated down to some kind of court supervision etc.