If you are served with a citation for drug paraphernalia and you don’t have a previous record, what will your punishment likely be?

I am 16 and I was caught with a syringe and a spoon

Asked on December 9, 2013 under Criminal Law, North Carolina


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Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

Since you are a minor and assuming you are convicted of the crime that you have written about, most likely you will be fined, placed on probation and attend drug counseling as a penalty. I suggest that you and your parents consult with a juvenile criminal defense attorney in your community to assist you in your matter. One can be found on attorneypages.com.

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