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How do I beat a marijuana possession charge?
Posted by: Help ()
Date: July 15, 2008 01:54AM

Pleaase give me a good lawyer I can call to help me beat it. I dont want no public defender.

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Re: How do I beat a marijuana possession charge?
Posted by: The Man ()
Date: July 15, 2008 02:02AM

Get Jim Kincheloe and smoke at home

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Re: How do I beat a marijuana possession charge?
Posted by: Public Defender ()
Date: July 15, 2008 03:40AM

stop breaking the law ASSHOLE!!!!!easiest way.....just take your little weekend in jail and stop whining like a child

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Re: How do I beat a marijuana possession charge?
Posted by: Fuck Public Defnder ()
Date: July 15, 2008 06:14AM

I hate fucking publik defenders. they are lazy, fat, and closeted homosexuals. I once had this one, tell to plead guilty. how the fuck Can you tell your client to plead guilty? Lazy motherfuckers. i felt like smacking him upside the head if i wasn't cuffed.

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Re: How do I beat a marijuana possession charge?
Posted by: watcher ()
Date: July 15, 2008 06:39AM

Fuck Public Defnder Wrote:
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> I hate fucking publik defenders. they are lazy,
> fat, and closeted homosexuals. I once had this
> one, tell to plead guilty. how the fuck Can you
> tell your client to plead guilty? Lazy
> motherfuckers. i felt like smacking him upside
> the head if i wasn't cuffed.

Perhaps if you were gainfully employed, you would not need the services of a public defender and could pay for your own counsel. As a taxpayer, I would appreciate you handling your own legal problems. I don't want to foot the bill because you chose to break the law.

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Re: How do I beat a marijuana possession charge?
Posted by: Douchebad ^^ ()
Date: July 15, 2008 07:17AM

you're an idiot ^^^^^^^^^^, taxpayers don't pay for that. it's called probono

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Re: How do I beat a marijuana possession charge?
Posted by: RealAdvice ()
Date: July 15, 2008 08:34AM

YOu get what you pay for as far as lawyers go. If you have to go with a public defender,play stubborn and make him work- say you want a "jury trial" (even if you have no case) just to motivate him to talk seriously w/ the prosecutor about at least a reasonable plea. I know some defendants are able to "reduce" a possession plea to a drug paraphenelia plea which a few years ago didn't suspend your license..
The County has pointless, tax-funded "diversion programs" where they'll send you to 4 or 5 drug education meetings, which are about as fun as DMV's drivers improvement courses, only the girls are scuzzier...

If you have the resources, there are very good attorneys with offices near the courthouse....

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Re: How do I beat a marijuana possession charge?
Posted by: ITRADE ()
Date: July 15, 2008 08:56AM

Douchebad ^^ Wrote:
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> you're an idiot ^^^^^^^^^^, taxpayers don't pay
> for that. it's called probono


Ummm.....No, the public defender is funded through tax dollars. Regular firm lawyers don't do trial crim work. They take on "sexy" appellate work (i.e., death penalty cases and cases involving terrorists locked up in Gitmo).

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Re: How do I beat a marijuana possession charge?
Posted by: 496 ()
Date: July 15, 2008 09:11AM

Tell us the whole story about your arrest so we can ridicule you incessantly.

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Re: How do I beat a marijuana possession charge?
Posted by: JOE MIDAS ()
Date: July 15, 2008 12:27PM

Demetry Pikrallidas kicks butt 703-267-2600

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Re: How do I beat a marijuana possession charge?
Posted by: jigsaw ()
Date: July 17, 2008 06:10AM

hahahah are you for real? beat a possession charge...that shit doesn't happen in the commonwealth kid...so just bend over and let the county fuck you in your ass...have a good day...

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Re: How do I beat a marijuana possession charge?
Posted by: asdf ()
Date: July 17, 2008 03:22PM

Hi,

I was charged with possession of Marijuana a few years ago. I hired an attorney by the name of Steven Halfhill. During my hearing, we requested the certificate of analysis. They were unable to provide this, as is the case much of the time. The police officer is either too lazy to send it down to the department of forensic science, smokes it, or resells it on the streets... Who knows. Anyways, Halfhill moved to dismiss the case since the state was unprepared. The case was dropped and I walked away. Give the man a call. He hates cops and is quite smart and confident in court. If the case is dismissed consider a donation to the Marijuana Policy Project or NORMAL. I did. The laws are ridiculous.

Good luck.

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Re: How do I beat a marijuana possession charge?
Posted by: omgwtf ()
Date: July 18, 2008 09:29AM

Hey asdf:

You, sir, are an asshole! Yeah, like the cop would re-sell it on the street, what the fuck are you thinking???? Are you that fucking stupid?????

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Re: How do I beat a marijuana possession charge?
Posted by: 4wheeler ()
Date: July 19, 2008 10:26PM

Fuck Public Defnder Wrote:
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> I hate fucking publik defenders. they are lazy,
> fat, and closeted homosexuals. I once had this
> one, tell to plead guilty. how the fuck Can you
> tell your client to plead guilty? Lazy
> motherfuckers. i felt like smacking him upside
> the head if i wasn't cuffed.


He told you to plead guilty because you were guilty. Are you that ignorant???...oh, nevermind.

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Re: How do I beat a marijuana possession charge?
Posted by: Radiophile ()
Date: July 19, 2008 11:23PM

4wheeler Wrote:
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> Fuck Public Defnder Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > I hate fucking publik defenders. they are lazy,
> > fat, and closeted homosexuals. I once had this
> > one, tell to plead guilty. how the fuck Can you
> > tell your client to plead guilty? Lazy
> > motherfuckers. i felt like smacking him upside
> > the head if i wasn't cuffed.
>
>
> He told you to plead guilty because you were
> guilty. Are you that ignorant???...oh, nevermind.


Guilty or not, the handcuffs remark was pretty funny. A very angry man in handcuffs - too funny.

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Re: How do I beat a marijuana possession charge?
Posted by: smokin ()
Date: July 19, 2008 11:52PM

dont listen to them man.. keep on smoking.

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Re: How do I beat a marijuana possession charge?
Posted by: Boredom ()
Date: July 21, 2008 08:54AM

Medical Marijuana, Ultimate cure for boredom.

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Re: How do I beat a marijuana possession charge?
Posted by: break ()
Date: July 24, 2008 05:10PM

when I spent that day in jail for that speeding ticket, there was some guy in there for posession charges, he had a quarter ounce on him, and after 2 years of delaying shit, he got to spend a whole 12 hours in jail, and is on probation for a year.

I thought that was unfair.

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Re: How do I beat a marijuana possession charge?
Posted by: jack ()
Date: July 24, 2008 11:14PM

disposition 250.1 if its your first charge

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Re: How do I beat a marijuana possession charge?
Posted by: MMMMMM ()
Date: July 26, 2008 09:35AM

Why is there a need for illegal drugs or anything.

These things can ruin you FOREVER....why be stressed out over something like this....this could have been avoided....

You do not sound like someone who has an education and a job and a car and a house....you sound like someone living with parents.....GROW UP....get new friends, move away from the old friends if they are an influence.....CHANGE your life for the better....do you like it it JAIL....I guess you do because you smoke marijuana....KNOW YOURSELF OUT....BONG YOU BRAINS OUT....IF THAT IS THE WAY YOU WANT TO GO!

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Re: How do I beat a marijuana possession charge?
Posted by: your a douch ()
Date: July 28, 2008 07:15PM

well your an ignorant peice of shit arent you?!

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Re: How do I beat a marijuana possession charge?
Posted by: smokinnnn ()
Date: July 29, 2008 04:06PM

hahah smoking pot does not ruin you forever you moron. simple possesion is a misdemeanor and it goes away after a certain amount of time. you must be one of those idiots who listens to what everyone else says rather than making your own opinon.. keep on smoking everyone!!

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Re: How do I beat a marijuana possession charge?
Posted by: gypsum ()
Date: July 29, 2008 06:22PM

Get a life marijuana boy

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Re: How do I beat a marijuana possession charge?
Posted by: Rizzle ()
Date: October 27, 2008 12:07PM

Hey,

I was on the way back from a concert and my friend was driving the car. It was late so i was in the back seat sleeping. We went there in a group of three- the driver, me and my buddy. After the concert we were driving back to VA through NJ when a cop pulled us over for a broken tail-light. When he asked for registration the driver opened the glove-compartment knowing he has HIS weed in there and tried to hide it with his hands while pulling out the registration papers. The cop saw the bud and arrested all 3 of us since the OWNER didnt want to own up to it. He blamed my friend saying its his bud too! The amout of weed was 3 grams. IT WAS NOT MINE I DIDNT KNOW ABOUT IT AND I WAS IN THE BACK SEAT SLEEPING!!! I WOKE UP TO FLASHLIGHTS IN MY FACE..do u think i have a chance of getting the charge dropped? I have a full scholarship for football i play Division 1 im enrolled in college...the judge should take that into consideration shouldnt he? what should I do!?

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Re: How do I beat a marijuana possession charge?
Posted by: Jester ()
Date: October 27, 2008 12:22PM

Not sure what the law is NJ, but in Virginia I think the pot needs to be accessible to you. If you were in the back and the pot was in the glove box in the front there may be a loop hole. The whole if nobody claims it then I'm charging all is a scare tactic.

You should contact a NJ attorney who deals with drug possession charges and has a proven track record of winning. I'm guessing this will cost you about $1500 for a good attorney, but well worth it considering your position.

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Re: How do I beat a marijuana possession charge?
Posted by: cheetah ()
Date: October 27, 2008 12:34PM

Douchebad^^ wrote: you're an idiot ^^^^^^^^^^, taxpayers don't pay for that. it's called probono

I believe you need to try Massengill in your mouth! Pro bono work is done by law firms not by public defenders.

RealAdvice wrote: YOu get what you pay for as far as lawyers go.

I believe that is in accurate. I've worked for and had legal representation and believe me that is not the case.

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Re: How do I beat a marijuana possession charge?
Posted by: kevin ()
Date: October 27, 2008 06:14PM

FUCK FCPD!!!!

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Re: How do I beat a marijuana possession charge?
Posted by: meh ()
Date: October 27, 2008 06:50PM

amen to that sir

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Re: How do I beat a marijuana possession charge?
Posted by: Bob ()
Date: October 28, 2008 02:17AM

Jester Wrote:
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> Not sure what the law is NJ, but in Virginia I
> think the pot needs to be accessible to you. If
> you were in the back and the pot was in the glove
> box in the front there may be a loop hole. The
> whole if nobody claims it then I'm charging all is
> a scare tactic.
>
> You should contact a NJ attorney who deals with
> drug possession charges and has a proven track
> record of winning. I'm guessing this will cost
> you about $1500 for a good attorney, but well
> worth it considering your position.


I agree. If all three people get lawyers and fight the charges, chances are at least two will walk away scot-free, if not all three.

I bet in the end, the judge is only going to slap the car owner (or driver) on the wrist, with some remark about "it's your car, would you let someone put a gun in your glove box, let alone drugs?"

You should get a piss test soon, to prove that you are clean and just happen to have been with some people you weren't aware had their own private drug problems.

They may be harsher in NJ, but here in VA, a first offense for simple possession is usually not prosecuted, they just suspend your driver's license for 6 months and if you are charged with ANYTHING in those 6 months, then you have to go to trial on the charges, otherwise they are dropped.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/28/2008 02:19AM by Bob.

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Re: How do I beat a marijuana possession charge?
Posted by: stanne ()
Date: October 28, 2008 12:19PM

Demetry Pikrallidas 703-267-2600

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Re: How do I beat a marijuana possession charge?
Posted by: fk th fcpd ()
Date: November 02, 2008 05:54PM

Alright, so about 3 years ago a couple of friends and i were driving down the road and heard a siren behind us. we pulled over and were greeted by 2 motorcycle cops who promptly ordered us out of the car. they told us they were going to search our vehicle and in so doing found a 2 bags of weed. this was strange since we only brought 1 with us and we were only charged with 1. when we asked the cops why they pulled us over they said it was because we had an air freshener hanging from our rear view mirror.
I told you that nice little story to tell you this: when i went to see my lawyer i explained everything that happened that day and gave him the name of the arresting officer. he looked up the officer and found out that the officer had been investigated by IA for planting evidence in the past and the 2nd bag of weed was probably what he was going to plant in our car if he hadn't found any legitimate evidence.
Being that this is fairfax county, even though we were wrongly searched and arrested, and there was proof that the cop was planning on planting evidence we were still convicted. and people say our police department isn't corrupt. just because we live in the richest county in the country dosen't mean that kind of shit dosen't happen it just means the PD has more money to cover it up.

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Re: How do I beat a marijuana possession charge?
Posted by: fk th fcpd ()
Date: November 02, 2008 06:00PM

O and sorry if i didn't help the original poster find a good lawyer i dont believe there is one around here.


little known fact: prisoners if ffx jails are charged a dollar a day just to sit in their cells. talk about adding insult to injury

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Re: How do I beat a marijuana possession charge?
Posted by: Libertarian1 ()
Date: November 02, 2008 11:21PM

Just because you believe this is a bad law (I happen to agree with you) does not excuse you from enforcement. Just because you believe certain police departments plant evidence and use nuisance laws to generate income (I happen to agree with you) does not give you license to violate those statues. You're in trouble now and you need to do whatever you can to mitigate your damage. The larger question here is what can you do to change bad laws or expose police corruption. If you take a moment to ponder that you may find it to be more fascinating than the cool hand shaddows you can make on the wall while you're stoned.

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Re: How do I beat a marijuana possession charge?
Posted by: tell the fucking truth ()
Date: January 18, 2009 12:55PM

I'm against rules and all so what you do is claim that is wasnt it yours frame someone whatever the case is get out of it. My brothers in the same fucking sistuation and he's amost out on that stragedy stay strong untill then!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: How do I beat a marijuana possession charge?
Posted by: fyi ()
Date: January 18, 2009 04:57PM

jack Wrote:
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> disposition 250.1 if its your first charge


It's called disposition 251, and yes, it has to be your first charge.

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Re: How do I beat a marijuana possession charge?
Posted by: fuck yall ()
Date: January 18, 2009 05:01PM

ive beat two so far. One parafenalia and one posession of 4 grams that came with my dui. I used doug kay of briglia and hundley. its a grand for the posession but its worth it. If u do end up pleading no contest at the worst hell get it removed from your record six months later for 500

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Re: How do I beat a marijuana possession charge?
Posted by: Bob ()
Date: January 18, 2009 05:27PM

fuck yall Wrote:
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> ive beat two so far. One parafenalia and one
> posession of 4 grams that came with my dui. I
> used doug kay of briglia and hundley. its a grand
> for the posession but its worth it. If u do end
> up pleading no contest at the worst hell get it
> removed from your record six months later for 500


Or, you can save the $500 and the same thing happens automatically.

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Re: How do I beat a marijuana possession charge?
Posted by: RedBullBalls ()
Date: January 19, 2009 09:54AM

omgwtf Wrote:
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> Hey asdf:
>
> You, sir, are an asshole! Yeah, like the cop
> would re-sell it on the street, what the fuck are
> you thinking???? Are you that fucking stupid?????


Yeah I know, what an idiot! The cops don't sell it, they smoke it...

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Re: How do I beat a marijuana possession charge?
Posted by: RedBullBalls ()
Date: January 19, 2009 09:56AM

Help Wrote:
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> Pleaase give me a good lawyer I can call to help
> me beat it. I dont want no public defender.


" HOW TO BEAT A POSSESION CHARGE 101 "

Don't get busted. : 0

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Re: How do I beat a marijuana possession charge?
Posted by: ddddumb ()
Date: January 19, 2009 03:45PM

Why is marijuana illegal? Sounds like a huge waste of resources.

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Re: How do I beat a marijuana possession charge?
Posted by: 496 ()
Date: January 19, 2009 04:23PM

How do I beat a marijuana possession charge?

Thats easy, get busted with Heroin, that will trump MJ every time.

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Re: How do I beat a marijuana possession charge?
Posted by: Scott ()
Date: February 12, 2009 11:31PM

hahaha dude..


i am friends with many cops who smoke.. they dont like stopping people from weed, they just have to because its their job.

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Re: How do I beat a marijuana possession charge?
Posted by: fuckupussy ()
Date: February 22, 2009 03:05PM

Help Wrote:
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> Pleaase give me a good lawyer I can call to help
> me beat it. I dont want no public defender.


yo r u kidden me. ur the gayest person ive ever herd. take it like a fucking man. stop cryen like a lil bitch!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: How do I beat a marijuana possession charge?
Posted by: Person ()
Date: February 22, 2009 04:46PM

Ok... Well,I would certainly get a public defender... She/he would certainly help you... You can, at very least, make the whole proceedings inconvenient for the court (request for jury trial, request for analysis, ETC)... Why waste money with a private lawyer? For this case, it isn't worth it...

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Re: How do I beat a marijuana possession charge?
Posted by: Person ()
Date: February 22, 2009 04:49PM

These marijuana laws are totally inane (though doing drugs for recreational purposes is never a good idea)... Also, it is a BIG waste of taxpayer dollars to put every marijuana user in prison.

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Re: How do I beat a marijuana possession charge?
Posted by: potsmoker ()
Date: April 02, 2009 12:04AM

dammmn broo i got court 4 that shit on monday...fairfax r strict azz mofuckerz man

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Re: How do I beat a marijuana possession charge?
Posted by: Schmilson ()
Date: April 02, 2009 01:16AM

omgwtf Wrote:
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> Hey asdf:
>
> You, sir, are an asshole! Yeah, like the cop
> would re-sell it on the street, what the fuck are
> you thinking???? Are you that fucking stupid?????


Yeah I know, what an idiot! The cops don't sell it, they smoke it...




you're both wrong. My sister dated a Fairfax Cop named Tommy who gave it to her so she'd sleep with him.

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Re: How do I beat a marijuana possession charge?
Posted by: a yonder ()
Date: April 02, 2009 03:02AM

Schmilson Wrote:
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> omgwtf Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Hey asdf:
> >
> > You, sir, are an asshole! Yeah, like the cop
> > would re-sell it on the street, what the fuck
> are
> > you thinking???? Are you that fucking
> stupid?????
>
>
> Yeah I know, what an idiot! The cops don't sell
> it, they smoke it...
>
>
>
>
> you're both wrong. My sister dated a Fairfax Cop
> named Tommy who gave it to her so she'd sleep with
> him.


sounds like some hill billy shit
yaw some rednecks?

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Re: How do I beat a marijuana possession charge?
Posted by: Kilroy ()
Date: April 02, 2009 11:22AM

Yeah, just what were you thinking. The cop wouldn't sell it on the street.He'd surely sell it to his buddies

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Re: How do I beat a marijuana possession charge?
Posted by: raw dick for me...no condoms ()
Date: April 06, 2009 01:09PM

If you want a good lawyer google "I'm a dumb fuck in need of a lawyer cuz my retarded ass got busted for pot"....see if that helps.

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Re: How do I beat a marijuana possession charge?
Posted by: Skooly D ()
Date: April 06, 2009 03:24PM

Yeah lets put people in jail for pot and stand around starting threads like "WHy are all the roads all fucked up and full of potholes in NOVA?" or "There's no money for our fucking schools" You assholes get the system you bought.

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Re: How do I beat a marijuana possession charge?
Posted by: ja ()
Date: April 28, 2009 02:45PM

what about i pleaded guilty once to position of weed about 3 grams and then one charge discharged now got caught again am i looking at jail time for this

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Re: How do I beat a marijuana possession charge?
Posted by: fairfaxdude ()
Date: April 28, 2009 02:59PM

Actually, a couple of weeks in the dugout with Mark Luther over at SOCO will straighten your lame ass right out.

Now carry on.

______________________________________________
I have had to change the addresses to my retaliatory blogs over half a dozen times.

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Re: How do I beat a marijuana possession charge?
Posted by: judge dread ()
Date: April 28, 2009 06:51PM

Help Wrote:
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> Pleaase give me a good lawyer I can call to help
> me beat it. I dont want no public defender.

just kill yourself and do everyone, especially society a favor..loser

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Re: How do I beat a marijuana possession charge?
Posted by: TehLawyer ()
Date: April 28, 2009 06:56PM

Just don't show up to court. They'll drop the charges if you don't come.

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Re: How do I beat a marijuana possession charge?
Posted by: MrMephisto ()
Date: April 28, 2009 07:00PM

TehLawyer Wrote:
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> Just don't show up to court. They'll drop the
> charges if you don't come.

That's exactly right. It's called habeus corpsus, which basically means they can't prosecute you if you're not there. It would be a good excuse to go visit your out-of-state auntie or something.

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Re: How do I beat a marijuana possession charge?
Posted by: busted ()
Date: April 30, 2009 10:15AM

You get one of those lawyers that is in with the system and is friends with the prosecutors and know the cops. There are tons of those, they usually run you $250 an hour or if you're lucky they'll give you a flat fee cause all they have to do is go in there and tell the prosecutor to drop the charge. For real, if you can't afford a lawye and you were planning to move, do it NOW and don't go, or you will be paying for this for A LONG TIME. It will cost you an arm, a leg, future jobs, crazy amounts of time, freedom. DIP OUT!! For real, as long as you don't get pulled over in the state you were busted in you should be fine.

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Re: How do I beat a marijuana possession charge?
Posted by: HUmm ()
Date: April 30, 2009 10:45AM

MrMephisto Wrote:
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> TehLawyer Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
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> > Just don't show up to court. They'll drop the
> > charges if you don't come.
>
> That's exactly right. It's called habeus corpsus,
> which basically means they can't prosecute you if
> you're not there. It would be a good excuse to go
> visit your out-of-state auntie or something.

I don't think so. That would be true if you had not been served or did not sign that you would appear in court. You can't be tried if you have not been notified. In this case in the arrest you signed to appear in court.

The judge can then issue a bench warrant for failure to appear which is a charge that will go on your record.

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Re: How do I beat a marijuana possession charge?
Posted by: busted ()
Date: April 30, 2009 11:16AM

I got busted once, went with a court appointed and got ROYALLY FUCKED. I got busted a second time, paid $1500 for a lawyer and got the charged dropped. I would give you his info but he is a real asshole, sounds like people here have the names of some nicer folk. My friend got a DUI in DC back in 2004, never showed, never heard anything about it again (however, he rarely has the same address for more than 6 months). He has since been pulled over for moving violations in other states including VA, heard nothing of his no show DUI charge in DC.

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Re: How do I beat a marijuana possession charge?
Posted by: Good Sound Advice ()
Date: April 30, 2009 11:16AM

HUmm Wrote:
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> MrMephisto Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > TehLawyer Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > Just don't show up to court. They'll drop the
> > > charges if you don't come.
> >
> > That's exactly right. It's called habeus
> corpsus,
> > which basically means they can't prosecute you
> if
> > you're not there. It would be a good excuse to
> go
> > visit your out-of-state auntie or something.
>
> I don't think so. That would be true if you had
> not been served or did not sign that you would
> appear in court. You can't be tried if you have
> not been notified. In this case in the arrest you
> signed to appear in court.
>
> The judge can then issue a bench warrant for
> failure to appear which is a charge that will go
> on your record.

Utterly ridiculous. All you have to do is not show up in court. After 30 days the charge will be dissmissed because the burden is on the Commonwealth to have you in court to face the charge. If you are arrested or harrassed after those 30 days, you can file (and will win) a huge civil judgement against the prosecutor.

If this scares you, just go to court and plead the 5th amendment and demand a jury trial. The Commonwealth Attorney will likely cut a deal and maybe offer you a small cash settlement to agree to dismiss the charges with prejudice.

Another option is to check into Western State Hospital the night before your court date and claim suicidal thoughts. They will hold you for a 90 day observation, but when you get out, the charge will vanish, like it was never even there. Hunger strikes are great too, but only if you can get the media involved.

Or plead nolo contende and overpay your fine by exactly $1, when the refund is issued your case will be dismissed and you can still get your security clearance etc etc.

The problem with this county is that so many people are pussies when it comes to dealin gwith law enforcement.

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Re: How do I beat a marijuana possession charge?
Posted by: MrMephisto ()
Date: April 30, 2009 02:55PM

Good Sound Advice Wrote:
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> Utterly ridiculous. All you have to do is not show
> up in court. After 30 days the charge will be
> dissmissed because the burden is on the
> Commonwealth to have you in court to face the
> charge. If you are arrested or harrassed after
> those 30 days, you can file (and will win) a huge
> civil judgement against the prosecutor.

This is exactly what I did a couple years back when I was busted for possession of cocaine. I got about $7,000 from my civil suit against the prosecutor. Not "huge," but a decent sum of money.

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i got tresspass and possesion of marijuna under an ounce
Posted by: jeffrey ()
Date: May 19, 2009 11:35AM

just a couple days ago while i was at a highschool i was warned not to be in once i came back outside the field of the school i saw the securtiy and i started walking away. 30 seconds later as i was walking away the security guys put me in handcuffs for tresspassin at the highschoo. They found a gram of weed in my pocket and the cops sent me to jail. i got bailed out on 100 fine and im wondering wtf will happen to me. This is my first offence for anything and im 18 i got court in a couple weeks so i've been staying clean for almost a week. What will happen in my case?

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Re: How do I beat a marijuana possession charge?
Posted by: Trebor Snika ()
Date: May 19, 2009 11:51AM

yo yo yo you got caught

so from now your life is worth exactly NAUGHT

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got busted with pot on a high school
Posted by: john das ()
Date: May 19, 2009 11:52AM

if i have first offence for possession of marijuana shouldnt i plead guilty if so what will happen i also had trespass on a schoolthe same day.

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Re: How do I beat a marijuana possession charge?
Posted by: ffxstoner ()
Date: May 19, 2009 05:48PM

How did you guys get caught? If you get pulled over you can simply say you don't consent to any searches and your gud.

peace and pot

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Re: How do I beat a marijuana possession charge?
Posted by: john das ()
Date: May 19, 2009 08:56PM

well i was walking away from a highschool since i knew it was tresspassing and i was warned once but as soon as i was walking like 30 seconds away from the school the security said ure tresspassin and had me empty my pocket with mary jane. what should i do and what do ya think will happen

thanks

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Re: How do I beat a marijuana possession charge?
Posted by: RESton Peace ()
Date: May 19, 2009 09:31PM

Listen, I'm not going to lie. The first few days of the rape you'll endure in Red Onion will be the worst days of your life. But it will get better... I promise.

Your best hope is to plead guilty and beg for mercy. You're looking at five to ten for fucking up on school grounds like that, not to mention the location of the crime will cause you to be deemed a danger to the children of society... you'll be sent to max security, far from any people that anyone cares about protecting.

If I were you, I would get a nice gay friend and let him practice holing you out, so you are ready when the onslaught comes.

Good luck in court!

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Re: How do I beat a marijuana possession charge?
Posted by: ffxstoner ()
Date: May 19, 2009 10:29PM

(30%)Your looking at 30 hours of community service and some light probation at worst. (30%) Disposition 251 its sucks suspended license etc.. (20%) it gets dismissed. (20%) You die before your court date.

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Re: How do I beat a marijuana possession charge?
Posted by: john das ()
Date: May 20, 2009 01:25AM

i wasnt busted selling marijuana in the school i just was told to empty pockets when i was just hanging out in the school. I wasnt busted in the school grounds too it was close but i was outside school grounds. Even if this is my first offence cuz in denver marijuana is decriminalized.

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Re: How do I beat a marijuana possession charge?
Posted by: john das ()
Date: May 20, 2009 01:29AM

oya Reston peace dude

enough of the gay jokes keep chocking on those dicks you homo
i aint scared at that shit cuz i got goons on pay roll so just keep your mind of holes you sick fuck

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i got busted for weed like john
Posted by: Thomas D ()
Date: May 20, 2009 02:12AM

Man i was pulled over like 200 meters from a school and they found pot and a piece. They gave my possesion and Paraphernalia. im wondering is it possible for me to have added charges like intent to sell near school. Cuz i was close to the school is their like a law that i additionaly broke? Just help me out here cuz im wondering if they could add another charge when i go to court.

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Re: i got busted for weed like john
Posted by: hahahaha ()
Date: May 20, 2009 05:54AM

Why don't you go and ask the kids in Centreville who got busted for Herion. Maybe you could use their lawyers.

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Re: How do I beat a marijuana possession charge?
Posted by: katieee ()
Date: August 07, 2009 01:00AM

We were smoking at a park (dumb as shit i know) and someone called the popo on us and our guy friends had the weed and they pulled over and got out of the car as soon as they saw the cops, so the cops pulled us over, they came up to my car and said it smelled like marijuana and they have the right to search my car, but we werent even smoking in my car so that makes no sense. anyway they ripped apart my car and found a fucked up roach somewhere and then shake in my friends purse. we went to court yesterday and my friend took the diversion program, and i got another continuence so i can hire my own attorney. my friend said some attorneys plays golf with the judges, which one are those. and this is in farifax county and i just need any advice anyone can give me because this is my first drug offense

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Re: How do I beat a marijuana possession charge?
Posted by: Mo ()
Date: August 08, 2009 01:11AM

If the officer doesn't show up in cort or is late than the judge has to dismiss the case. That was what happened to me when NoVa police busted me and found my bag of weed in my car. It also helps if you don't speak English, cuz u can request a translator

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Re: How do I beat a marijuana possession charge?
Posted by: Carrie Galle ()
Date: August 09, 2009 11:10AM

fuck you you kill yourself you ass fuck loser

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Re: How do I beat a marijuana possession charge?
Posted by: Johnny Walker ()
Date: August 09, 2009 05:04PM

katieee Wrote:
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they came up to my car
> and said it smelled like marijuana and they have
> the right to search my car


For future reference, "No you don't," but they would have made you wait for the K-9 anyways and you did have weed so you would have probably been busted. It doesn't much matter the amount they found, legally, unless it's of higher quantities. Lawyer up and don't talk about the details on public Web sites. You just publicly admitted guilt. Congratulations.

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Re: How do I beat a marijuana possession charge?
Posted by: try again ()
Date: August 09, 2009 05:09PM

Johnny Walker Wrote:
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> katieee Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> they came up to my car
> > and said it smelled like marijuana and they
> have
> > the right to search my car
>
>
> For future reference, "No you don't," but they
> would have made you wait for the K-9 anyways and
> you did have weed so you would have probably been
> busted. It doesn't much matter the amount they
> found, legally, unless it's of higher quantities.
> Lawyer up and don't talk about the details on
> public Web sites. You just publicly admitted
> guilt. Congratulations.


For future reference yourself, "yes, they do" and without a dog.

Something about something called the Carroll Doctrine and the mobility of the vehicle.

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Re: How do I beat a marijuana possession charge?
Posted by: Johnny Walker ()
Date: August 09, 2009 06:32PM

try again Wrote:
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> For future reference yourself, "yes, they do" and
> without a dog.
>
> Something about something called the Carroll
> Doctrine and the mobility of the vehicle.


I meant by not disputing the search on site she lowered her chances of having it overthrown. Although I admit I've never until now heard of this Carroll Doctrine. Interesting. If nothing else, it was a time to try exercise her rights. I would never consent to a search and would oppose one as best I could under any circumsances. Although, in this case, since she admitted to having been smoking marijuana, there's a likelihood the smell was lingering on her as opposed to the car, which she claims there had been no smoking going on in (ignoring the roach).

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Re: How do I beat a marijuana possession charge?
Posted by: Katieee ()
Date: August 12, 2009 03:13AM

I was asking for legal advice, lawyers that specialize in that, help, not a bash on what i should have done.

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Re: How do I beat a marijuana possession charge?
Posted by: Weed ()
Date: August 12, 2009 03:27AM

I too am facing a possession charge. I only had resin in a bowl but under VA law its just as bad. My lawyer told me to send away for testing, so we will see how that goes. That will delay the case for awhile and if it comes back positive we'll probably argue on some technicalities. I really don't want to do that 1st offender prgram

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Re: How do I beat a marijuana possession charge?
Posted by: katieee ()
Date: August 12, 2009 04:37AM

yeah when they told me i had to pay 500 dollars for drug classes and 75 for community service, i was like fuck i might as well just spend money for a lawyer. but is it true that if i do get convicted of it with my lawyer i can get a probation before conviction where i go on probation for 6 months and then if i dont mess up im off the hook.

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Re: How do I beat a marijuana possession charge?
Posted by: Chronic ()
Date: August 12, 2009 08:37AM

TehLawyer Wrote:
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> Just don't show up to court. They'll drop the
> charges if you don't come.

Ding Ding Ding! Go ahead moron don't show up, you'll either get; A. a bench warrant out for your arrest (Capias) or B. The officer will waive jail time and they'll try you in absentia (absence) and levy up to a $2500.00 fine. Just show up dumbass, if you're record is clean the Judge will have you interviewed by probation&parole and you'll get a "251" disposition. You go to a couple of Mr. Mackay "drugs are bad, M;kay" classes and if you keep your nose clean they'll drop the charges in 6 months. Not a sermon, just a thought.

Here ya go, free advice( not legal advice as I'm not a practicing attorney). but remember opinions are like assholes, everyone has one.

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Re: How do I beat a marijuana possession charge?
Posted by: RESton Peace ()
Date: August 12, 2009 10:55AM

Chronic has way underplayed the severity of the 251 disposition.. it's not the worst thing ever, but it's a huge pain and just like jail, is overly severe as a consequence for simple possession. They do more to you than the ASAP classes AND the costs are really high at the end of all of it. Plus you can be violated for any traffic charge and it will all have been for nothing.

I say fight it.

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Re: How do I beat a marijuana possession charge?
Posted by: las drugas ()
Date: August 12, 2009 06:12PM

hey is drug and alcohol testing the entire 6 months?

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Re: How do I beat a marijuana possession charge?
Posted by: Jamer ()
Date: August 12, 2009 06:21PM

las drugas Wrote:
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> hey is drug and alcohol testing the entire 6
> months?

No, you get an initial screen for illegal drugs, and if you are clean, the rest of the time is on an honor system.

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Re: How do I beat a marijuana possession charge?
Posted by: NewJersey ()
Date: August 12, 2009 06:45PM

That doesn't seem right....but I know nothing about the system

Also, how is this done if you reside hundreds of miles away for most of the year?

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Re: How do I beat a marijuana possession charge?
Posted by: poolerrrer ()
Date: August 12, 2009 07:42PM

Rob...

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Re: How do I beat a marijuana possession charge?
Posted by: WUTANG ()
Date: August 12, 2009 10:32PM

I'm actually interested in that question too. What happens if you aren't a VA resident but a California resident

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Re: How do I beat a marijuana possession charge?
Posted by: moti ()
Date: August 13, 2009 03:47AM

Just show the courts your state issued California Cannibas card and they'll dismiss the case.

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Re: How do I beat a marijuana possession charge?
Posted by: K-Os ()
Date: August 13, 2009 06:05AM

I'm really hoping my lawyer can work his connects to get this probation shit out of the picture

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Re: How do I beat a marijuana possession charge?
Posted by: ffxstoner ()
Date: August 13, 2009 12:13PM

In fairfax a possesion of marijuana charge beats you.

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Re: How do I beat a marijuana possession charge?
Posted by: sfasfas ()
Date: August 13, 2009 05:32PM

whack

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Re: How do I beat a marijuana possession charge?
Posted by: dbdfbfd ()
Date: August 14, 2009 03:35AM

yeah

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Re: How do I beat a marijuana possession charge?
Posted by: Qwert ()
Date: August 14, 2009 06:05AM

I beat my blunt before I smoke it.

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Re: How do I beat a marijuana possession charge?
Posted by: lowdog ()
Date: August 14, 2009 06:02PM

yeah

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Re: How do I beat a marijuana possession charge?
Posted by: uselessMEX ()
Date: August 15, 2009 09:57AM

THE DIRECTION THIS FOOL (HELP) IS HEADED IS DEATH. YOU ARE AN IDIOT AND DESERVE ALL THE PRISON TIME YOU GET. IF I WERE THE JUDGE I WOULD TAR AND FEATHER YOUR STUPID DUMB POT SMOKING ASS. IF IT WERE UP TO ME WHEN I WAS DONE, YOU WOULD BE SMOKING POT OUT OF YOUR ASS.

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Re: How do I beat a marijuana possession charge?
Posted by: Marijuananotadrug ()
Date: December 30, 2009 10:57PM

fuck u even if he is gay let him be gay ur a piece of shit wit no life ... He's not crying jus lookin for help . Marijuana should not be considered a drug

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Re: How do I beat a marijuana possession charge?
Posted by: boredom ()
Date: December 31, 2009 12:20AM

Help Wrote:
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> Pleaase give me a good lawyer I can call to help
> me beat it. I dont want no public defender.

Easy. Kill 50 people and then offer to plead guilty if they drop the marijuana charge.

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Re: How do I beat a marijuana possession charge?
Posted by: Mr.Clean ()
Date: December 31, 2009 01:07AM

Now that is a great idea!

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Re: How do I beat a marijuana possession charge?
Posted by: Rob ()
Date: December 31, 2009 10:15AM

Public defenders are hired and paid for by the county, hence taxes. Do you honestly believe that a lawyer who does the pro bono work puts forth a lot of effort in the case?

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