I am a retired federal employee in addition to a legal disability resulting from a very rare type of maxillo-facial nerve condition, which causes tremendous pain. To make a long story short, I abhor drug dealers and the pain management has boiled down to daily high-doses of morphine in addition to benzodiazepines. I unfortunately took matters into my own hands approximately one year ago and planted four small marijuana plants in my basement. I was never able to use the plant before being subject to a 30-man SWAT team smashing through my door with automatic weapons on a quiet Tuesday morning, I was initially charged with felony manufacturing of Schedule I controlled substance and faced 10-years in prison.
I have never been arrested. I have never been convicted of a misdemeanor
let alone a felony. In fact, I have never received a traffic violation. After nearly seven months in court
the ADA offered a plea deal of two counts of misdemeanor possession of marijuana - which even the judge found odd.
I am currently on probation, however, I am not required to submit to routine or random drug tests nor residential inspections. I am also not required to perform community service, undergo counseling, or even a take any classes after my court ordered psychological examination indicated a complete dearth of previous substance abuse or negative psycho-socio-behavior, no current acts of illegality or risk factors, and no discernible mal intentions nor inclinations.
When I accepted the plea, there was no pre-agreement to withdraw the charge upon successful completion of probation.
One of the few things I enjoy each year is waterfowl hunting; however, recently I experienced a pang of apprehension over whether I will be able to possess or purchase firearms after the probation office has discharged me.
While I am still under court-order probation can I submit a motion to dismiss the case upon my imminent completion? Or, if a withdrawal is legally impossible may I immediately apply for a judicial expungement
This whole experience has been awful and I truly want it all behind me. What's the best course of action in my case? Will my firearm privileges be further suspended?
Ultimately, given the circumstance what should I expect.
Thank you so much,