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My 18 yr old son was charged with Possess w/Intent-THC ( 200

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My 18 yr old son was charged with Possess w/Intent-THC (<=200 grams) - first time offense. What could he be facing sentencing-wise?
Submitted: 8 years ago.Category: Criminal Law
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Criminal Lawyer: California Lawyer, Lawyer replied 8 years ago
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This is an impossible question to answer. It depends on the jurisdiction, the charge, his history and the facts surrounding the case. Based on the limited amount you wrote, I would guess probation and a fine, but that is a guess.

The most important thing to do is to hire a defense attorney. Any conviction can carry serious consequences for later life and should be avoided at all costs.

I hope this helps.

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Jurisdiction would be Brown County WI (green bay). he has no prior history of any charges or convictions. if he cannot afford a lawyer will he be provided with one? sorry to seem so ignorant on this but my knowledge of law is limited to watching Law&Order.
Criminal Lawyer: California Lawyer, Lawyer replied 8 years ago
No problem.

Yes, he will have access to the public defender. I would urge him to work with the attorney appointed. Even small convictions carry lifetime consequences and since he is 18 it will be on his record a long time. At some point he might be able to get a conviction expunged.

Best of luck to you.

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