What to do if I’m 16 and was caught with pills at school?

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What to do if I’m 16 and was caught with pills at school?

This happened due to the fact that the school had seen my messages on a popular social media site stalking about the drugs. So the principal, without my parent’s or an officer present, searched my bag and found the drugs. They were given to me earlier that day,and they suspected that I planned to distribute them? What may I be facing and how can I reduce whatever charge I may face?

Asked on October 21, 2012 under Criminal Law, North Carolina

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

I suggest that you and your parents consult with a criminal defense attormey that has experience in education law to defend you with respect to the serious charge against you. If you are convicted of the charge you very well could end up in juvenile hall. You school very well could expel you.

Consulting with a criminal defense attorney experienced in juvenile law seems to be your best option at this time.


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