If I was arrested for possession of marijuana 2 years ago and have now been arrested again for the same type of offense, what am I facing?

I completed a drug ed class and paid fines and was told after doing so that my record would be cleared. Now i have been arrested for the same offense. I am a school teacher and will be graduating in 4 months

Asked on September 24, 2012 under Criminal Law, Mississippi


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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

I suspect with the second arrest for possession of a controlled substance that you will not be afforded the prior drug education class and fines. Given the fact that you are a school teacher, if convicted you most likely will be fined and may be jailed. Worse yet, your ability to teach may be in peril.

I suggest that you consult with a criminal defense attorney about the matter you are writing about.

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