I was parke din a parking lot listening to music with a friend when a cop came up and said he smelled weed and made us get out of the car. I didn’t tell him he could search the car but he did anyway and found a joint that we were smoking earlier. I think this was totally wrong. My record is good. I really don’t need this.
That is an area where I practice. The smell of marijuana is probable cause, so no consent his needed.
This is a misdemeanor if no prior marijuana conviction. However, it is a felony if Defendant has EVER had conviction.
The punishment is loss of driver’s license for 6 months, and drug and alcohol classes.
He needs a lawyer, but D is not facing jail time, and D will receive suspended sentence with probation.
Daniel H. Boman