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You will receive an excellent rating from me for sure. May I please ask a couple of follow-ups. I want to make sure I add some context regarding the lighter. He was with a group of "friends" that he knows smoke cigarettes, but then someone in the group pulled out a marijuana joint. When he saw this, he was about to leave, but the police shined their flashlights and he didn't want to run. On the complaint it shows the charge of drug paraphernalia, and doesn't indicate that it's only a cigarette lighter. So thus the person reviewing the initial complaint would not know this in making a decision. They would most likely think it was a bong, clip or something else. Does this impact your thoughts?
So at this point he needs to wait and see whether or not the state decides to prosecute . My guess is that he will either receive a notice of dismissal or a notice of hearing next in the mail?? And this is my last question for now. I wil rate upon your response to this question. Thank you very much for your information. It has been helpful. I understand it is not legal advice.