What to do if I’m a 17 and was recently charged with Constructive Possession of Paraphernalia?

I had a water pipe with marijuana residue in it. I have been summoned to court and need to know whether or not I will be asked to take a drug test on this date. I was not charged with Possession of Marijuana. If I am tested and test positive for having THC in my system, will there be any additional consequences?

Asked on February 2, 2013 under Criminal Law, New Jersey


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Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

You will not be tested for drugs when you appear in court. If you are asked to, you have the right to decline under the laws of all states in this country. I suggest that you consult with a criminal defense attorney to assist you in trying to get the matter resolved.

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