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I am sorry to hear about your situation. Yes, one needs an attorney. Possession of marijuana in a park in Michigan is punishable by up to 2 years in prison and/or a $2,000 fine. While incarceration is rare for first time, non-violent offenders, the threat of conviction is very real. This would be a misdemeanor, and if convicted, one can have issues finding gainful employment later on, for example.

So yes, an attorney is recommended. The attorney will likely help plead down the charge meaning it would be reduced, and may even help to have it be dropped all-together due to technicality or an agreement with the prosecutor.

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