What would happen to a first time offender who has been found with two eights of marijuana in their car who was pulled over for speeding?

Pulled over for speedingOffice smelled Marijuana in the car and asked for itThey gave it to him two eigths of weedFirst time offender2 other people in the carthe driver was only drivingShe didn’t even know there was marijuana in the car

Asked on March 16, 2012 under Criminal Law, New Hampshire


Kevin Bessant / Law Office of Kevin Bessant & Associates

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Typically for a first time offender in a possession case where the amount of marijuana is relatively small, that person could receive probation instead of jail, and depending on the court, given an opportunity to have the case dismissed upon a successful completion of probation. My advice is to contact a criminal defense attorney in your area to determine the usual penalties for first time offenders in your area as they vary by Sate. 

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