If I just got a drug paraphernalia ticket and I have to go to court next month, should I get a lawyer and what will my punishment most likely be?

Asked on August 12, 2012 under Criminal Law, Virginia


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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

The charge against you is most likely a misdemeanor. If convicted the fine is typically up to $1,000 and six (6) months in jail albiet you might be eligible for a "diversion" program. Given the seriousness of the matter that you are writing about, I highly recommend that you consult with a criminal defense attorney about your matter.

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