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Thank you. Possession of cocaine is a felony, so the fact that it was such a minor amount, would not allow the State to amend the charge and drop it to a misdemeanor. The only thing they could do is change the charge to possession of drug paraphernalia but there is no misdemeanor possession of cocaine charge. However, if you are a first time offender and this was for personal use, you can speak with the prosecutor and see the court offers some type of diversion/drug court program for you to enter, to get the case dismissed. This would be a way to get the case dismissed if you do not have any legal defenses to raise. While I know it was barely enough to test, residue alone can and does often allow the State to file charges.
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