What to do if I got pulled over last night for reasons unknown?

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What to do if I got pulled over last night for reasons unknown?

The officer asked me if I had marijuana in the car and I said yes because I have my medical marijuana card. He asked to search my car and I said he could. Upon searching he found I also had hash, which I thought was the same as having marijuana. He told me he was going to arrest me for having hash, even though I got it from a dispensary and thought it was completely legal. He didn’t take me to jail, but said he was going to send the case to the DA who would decide whether or not to file charges. How much trouble could I get into for this?

Asked on August 1, 2013 under Criminal Law, California

Answers:

Anne Brady / Law Office of Anne Brady

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

If you purchased this hash from a legal medical dispensary, you will probably not be prosecuted.  Whether you did anything illegal may depend on what your prescription authorized you to purchase legally.  However, it seems unlikely the DA will want to bother charging you in California.


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