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Hello!! Generally at the bottom of the citation there is a Notice to Appear on or before date. You would need to take your ticket with you to the courthouse on or before that date and to the courthouse indicated and set up a court date with a judge to be arraigned on the charges. Then a trial date would be set. If you want to just pay the fine then you would do so at the traffic clerk window
No the fact that you weren't arrested has no bearing. When the amount of marijuana is so slight it is what is known as a cite release. Meaning they write you a ticket and you show up
The miranda rights are not triggered until you are under arrest
was it under an ounce?
it is was under 20 grams you are looking at a MAXIMUM of 1 year on probation, 1 year in jail OR $1,000.00 fine. Generally the DA will offer a sentence of a fine, some community service and maybe some NA classes
you could also subject your license to a 2 year suspension
i would suggest consulting with a attorney bfore accepting any plea deal
see the above answer for potential consequences