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My son was arrested in with small amount of "dab". Most of…

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My son was arrested in with small amount of "dab". Most of it was part of a candy bar. All together he was arrested on 2nd degree felony. First offence. What are his chances of probation? He is a college student in colorado

Lawyer's Assistant: What state is this in? And can you tell me a little more about the charge?

Texas. He was arrested while driving. He showed the officer what he had. Half a joint, a tiny bit of Dab, and a candy bar made with oil. unopened

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?

I have.

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Criminal Law
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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I guess my real question is, will he be able to get some type of probation because its a first offence? Is that typical ?
Criminal Lawyer: Zoey_ JD, JustAnswer Criminal Law Mentor replied 7 months ago

Typically, with a first non-violent offense of this kind, probation is likely on a plea offer. If your son has a substance abuse issue and he's being charged with a straight possessory offense, he may even be able to get a Drug Court disposition -- a special form of probation where he can get help for his problem and work off his conviction so that he can come out of this without a criminal record.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
is this also typical in texas?
Criminal Lawyer: Zoey_ JD, JustAnswer Criminal Law Mentor replied 7 months ago

Yes. It's typical across the country on possession cases, assuming that the amounts are in personal use quantity.

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Criminal Lawyer: Zoey_ JD, JustAnswer Criminal Law Mentor replied 7 months ago

Just checking in to see if you need more help or any clarification of my answer. If so, please reply here on this question thread.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Working right now. I will contact you tomorrow. thanks
Criminal Lawyer: Zoey_ JD, JustAnswer Criminal Law Mentor replied 7 months ago

Okay

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