Criminal Law

Criminal Law Questions? Ask a Criminal Lawyer.

Ask a Lawyer,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Criminal Law

What sort of charges could be filed against an individual ...

Customer Question
What sort of charges could...
What sort of charges could be filed against an individual if an off duty DEA Agent says that they confiscated a very small amount of marijuana from that individual on school property on a saturday afternoon in pennsylvania?
Submitted: 9 years ago.Category: Criminal Law
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Criminal Law Question
Answered in 6 hours by:
4/2/2008
Criminal Lawyer: jamest, Private Investigator replied 9 years ago
jamest
jamest, Private Investigator
Category: Criminal Law
Satisfied Customers: 372
Experience: Investigator of criminal law cases, especially Florida law. Work with retailers, others, consultant
Verified
Well it depends. First of all why you were at the school on a Saturday.... you could face a trespassing charge if you were not authorized to be there. Since you say small amount I am going to guess it was for personal use and no intent to distribute charge was tacked on, then it would be a simple possession case. If this was the case i do not think that federal charges will be filed, but you could be charged under both.

Your question was not so specific if there is anything else you want to know feel free to ask a follow up question and i will try and help you with that.
Ask Your Own Criminal Law Question
Customer reply replied 9 years ago
As far as I know no charges were filed. Presence on the property was permitted at the time. The individual DEA agent took the stuff and proceeded to drop it off at a local police department hours later with just his account of what he thought he witnessed and two individual's names. No one was arrested, no follow up from any police thus far.
Criminal Lawyer: jamest, Private Investigator replied 9 years ago
hum, how long has it been since you heard from anyone?
Ask Your Own Criminal Law Question
Customer reply replied 9 years ago
Reply to jamest's Post: days
Criminal Lawyer: jamest, Private Investigator replied 9 years ago
You could hear from them, unless it was for sale or distribution it would be a misdemeanor and it may be something they aren't rushing for, and since your not in custody, unless you volunteer to come down, they would have to get a warrant to force their way into your home, this takes time as the case must be given to the prosecutor and then to a judge, who would review the evidence and if satisfied, he would issue a summons or a warrant for you arrest. 2-3 weeks is a reasonable length of time that this may take, so you may be served with papers.
jamest
jamest, Private Investigator
Category: Criminal Law
Satisfied Customers: 372
Experience: Investigator of criminal law cases, especially Florida law. Work with retailers, others, consultant
Verified
jamest and 87 other Criminal Law Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Ask jamest Your Own Question
jamest
jamest
jamest, Private Investigator
Category: Criminal Law
Satisfied Customers: 372
372 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Investigator of criminal law cases, especially Florida law. Work with retailers, others, consultant

jamest is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Your Expert advise has provided insight on a difficult situation. Thank you so much for the prompt response. I will definitely recommend your website to my friends.

NormaPensacola, FL

Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises!

Gary B.Edmond, OK

My Expert was fast and seemed to have the answer to my taser question at the tips of her fingers. Communication was excellent. I left feeling confident in her answer.

EricRedwood City, CA

I am very pleased with JustAnswer as a place to go for divorce or criminal law knowledge and insight.

MichaelWichita, KS

PaulMJD helped me with questions I had regarding an urgent legal matter. His answers were excellent.

Three H.Houston, TX

Anne was extremely helpful. Her information put me in the right direction for action that kept me legal, possible saving me a ton of money in the future. Thank you again, Anne!!

ElaineAtlanta, GA

It worked great. I had the facts and I presented them to my ex-landlord and she folded and returned my deposit. The 50 bucks I spent with you solved my problem.

TonyApopka, FL

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Ely

Ely

Counselor at Law

3,194 satisfied customers

Private practice with focus on family, criminal, PI, consumer protection, and business consultation.

P. Simmons

P. Simmons

Lawyer

2,063 satisfied customers

16 yrs. of experience including criminal law.

RobertJDFL

RobertJDFL

Lawyer

1,862 satisfied customers

Experienced in multiple areas of the law.

LawTalk

LawTalk

Lawyer

1,815 satisfied customers

30 years legal experience

Nate

Nate

Lawyer

1,736 satisfied customers

Over 10 years of criminal defense practice.

Marsha411JD

Marsha411JD

Lawyer

1,631 satisfied customers

Licensed attorney with 29 yrs. exp. in criminal law

AttorneyTom

AttorneyTom

Lawyer

1,242 satisfied customers

Attorney

< Previous | Next >

Related Criminal Law Questions
I got charged with a misdemeanor possesion of drug
i got charged with a misdemeanor possesion of drug paraphernalia. I got it dismissed. how hard is it to get it explunged in illinoise and how long does it take?i … read more
Alex Esquire
Alex Esquire
Managing Attorney
Doctoral Degree
153 satisfied customers
Is corruption of a minor a misdemeanor or a felony?
Is corruption of a minor a misdemeanor or a felony? … read more
Zoey, JD
Zoey, JD
Doctoral Degree
181 satisfied customers
Filed a false. Police charge with. a misdemeanor out on
Filed a false. Police charge with. a misdemeanor out on unsure. Bond what is the. WOrst Thing That. Can happen to me i am so sorry help me do not want to go jail happen in NC live in Pa hearing Januar… read more
Ely
Ely
Counselor at Law
Juris Doctor
3,194 satisfied customers
Help with Class C Misdemeanor. Texas. I was charged with
Texas. I was charged with Class C Theft, I was wondering if I am eligible for deffered disposition … read more
Ray
Ray
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
30,828 satisfied customers
How can you expunge a misdemeanor conviction in pennsylvania
how can you expunge a misdemeanor conviction in pennsylvania for a minor domestiv violence incidnet where the father in law and boy friend came to grappling with each other no one was hurt. the old ma… read more
WiseOwl58
WiseOwl58
JD Honors Graduate
3,695 satisfied customers
I was arrested in August and got a misdemeanor then. In
Hi. I was arrested in August and got a misdemeanor then. In November I was arrested again. I had ten charges (using a fake licenses and grand theft) 3rd felony degree . On the next after releasing fro… read more
Zoey, JD
Zoey, JD
Doctoral Degree
181 satisfied customers
I was charged with possession of marijuana misdemeanor
Okay I was charged with possession of marijuana misdemeanor possession of paraphernalia misdemeanor two counts of child endangerment misdemeanor what is worse … read more
LegalKnowledge
LegalKnowledge
Juris Doctor
28,100 satisfied customers
I am facing a misdemeanor marijuana possession charge in
I am facing a misdemeanor marijuana possession charge in arkansas. I am from new York and travel 99% of the time in my car for my job.... what do I do? … read more
Zoey, JD
Zoey, JD
Doctoral Degree
181 satisfied customers
My friend has a previous gun charge it was a misdemeanor but
My friend has a previous gun charge it was a misdemeanor but now is being charged with aggravated assault … read more
Nisha Jones, Esq.
Nisha Jones, Esq.
Juris Doctorate
1,731 satisfied customers
It began with a misdemeanor d.u.i. in Nevada 2011, no
Hello it began with a misdemeanor d.u.i. in Nevada 2011, no accident,non violent, non drug. Because of policy change in 2010 my charge was changed to a felony in 2012.I am dual citizen with now a curr… read more
Nisha Jones, Esq.
Nisha Jones, Esq.
Juris Doctorate
1,731 satisfied customers
I have a misdemeanor warrant in minnesota will i be able to
i have a misdemeanor warrant in minnesota will i be able to purchase a handgun where i live in arizona … read more
Nisha Jones, Esq.
Nisha Jones, Esq.
Juris Doctorate
1,731 satisfied customers
I was convicted of a misdemeanor in 2005. I have no other
I was convicted of a misdemeanor in 2005. I have no other convictions or arrests. I was recently denied when trying to purchase a firearm. I've read through your feed and saw where it should be automa… read more
Zoey, JD
Zoey, JD
Doctoral Degree
181 satisfied customers
Would a misdemeanor from 1991 in California show in my
Hi! Would a misdemeanor from 1991 in California show in my livescan report? … read more
Zoey, JD
Zoey, JD
Doctoral Degree
181 satisfied customers
Question about misdemeanor charges that employer wants me to
Question about misdemeanor charges that employer wants me to answer before working for them … read more
LegalKnowledge
LegalKnowledge
Juris Doctor
28,100 satisfied customers
In Wisconsin if you're on misdemeanor probation and you've
In Wisconsin if you're on misdemeanor probation and you've never been drug tested, and at your last office visit the probation officer tells you to stay out of trouble, are the chances are high that h… read more
Nisha Jones, Esq.
Nisha Jones, Esq.
Juris Doctorate
1,731 satisfied customers
Recently charged with multiple misdemeanor charges in a
recently charged with multiple misdemeanor charges in a different state then i live. what can i do to avoid appearing in court and can i set up payment plans for the fines … read more
Roger
Roger
Litigation Attorney
Doctoral Degree
26,865 satisfied customers
What is the punishment for a class misdemeanor for theft of
what is the punishment for a class b misdemeanor for theft of lost or mislaid property for first time offender … read more
LegalKnowledge
LegalKnowledge
Juris Doctor
28,100 satisfied customers
Can a misdemeanor harassment conviction be sealed, It is in
No starting the process, it happened 6 years ago, probation, classes and fines were completed successfully. … read more
Van
Van
Retired Criminal Court Judge
Juris Doctorate
79 satisfied customers

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x