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My son and his friend were arrested with 1 ounce of marijuana.

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My son and his friend were arrested with 1 ounce of marijuana. This was a first offense and other than a speeding ticket he has not been in any trouble. He is enrolled in criminal justice and was planning on being a Police Officer what are the consequences and has he ruined his future career?
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What was the charge - was it a misdemeanor or a felony?

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Misdemeanor
Criminal Lawyer: Nate, Lawyer replied 8 years ago
A misdemeanor may not necessarily affect him. You need to get a defense lawyer to work out a conditional judgement/diversionary plea for him so it can be immediately expunged, since he has no record. His career is not necessarily ruined. If it had been a felony, my opinion would be different.

I hope this helps. Be sure to click ACCEPT so that I can get credit for this answer. As always, if you have additional questions after clicking ACCEPT, I will be happy to follow up with you.

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