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In Missouri, where the governor didnt make it legal, but did say it was lowered, what can I expect my ticket for 2 marijuana roaches in Cass County Missouri have as a disposition without a lawyer
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Legislation was approved in 2014 to rewrite Missouri's criminal code so that the possession of ten grams or less of cannabis is punishable by a fine only though the offense remains classified as a criminal misdemeanor. These changes took effect on January 1, 2017. The possession of greater quantities of cannabis remains punishable by jail time. This applies to a first offense.

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You can talk to the prosecutor before your court hearing and see what they are willing to offer you (if anything). Some prosecutors are willing to reduce the charge to a non-criminal offense, which would be the best outcome.

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I'm assuming that having a lawyer that is precisely what would happen in the plea agreement. If I do it myself, when would I talk to them, the day of right before, or call and set up an appointment

The day of, exactly. Normally the prosecutor will get there early because they are handling a lot of cases that day, so you should approach and try to discuss your case with them, ask what they might be willing to offer you.

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