What are the possible consequences for a minor on a second marijuana possession offense?

About 8 months ago, I was cited with possession of less than an ounce of marijuana. Then 3 days ago I received this same citation. What are the possible legal ramifications? I am 16 years old.

Asked on July 27, 2012 under Criminal Law, Oregon


M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Being a minor and given the amount of the possession you are in a littel better shape than most, but maybe not much.  What happened to the other charge?  In Oregon, possession of less than one ounce of marijuana is punishable only by a fine of $500 up to a maximum of $1000. Possession of less than one ounce of marijuana is a violation, not a criminal conviction. However, if the possession is within 1000 feet of a school, the possession of less than one ounce is a Class C misdemeanor.  Violations do not show up as convictions but I would speak with an attorney - the one that will represent you in the matter - as to how the court will deal with it given the other charge and the result from same.  Good luck.

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