Marijuana Possession charge on federal property.
On my way home from work, I was pulled over for speeding on a marine base.
I was asked to step out of my car and they searched me. Not finding anything they asked to search my car. I told them I dont consent to searches. After they threatened to tow my car and search it anyway. Not thinking (just got off a stressful day of work) I agreed to the search. Under my seat they found less than a gram of marijuana. They then arrested me (without cuffs) and took me to their office. There they took down my information and gave me a ticket. Before leaving the officer said he wont be charging me for the possession, and that I could drive my car home. Well a couple of weeks later I recieved a letter in the mail to appear at the local Federal District Court for possession of marijuana. My court date is on Feb 4, 2011.
Im not sure what im going to do, I cannot afford an attorney, as I was laid off of my job because of the charge. I was thinking of requesting a trial by jury and have an attorney appointed to me. Maybe asked them to drug test me? What would you guys recommend?