What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? Washington State..Kittitas County
So me and my friend were stopped for speeding on I-90. Cop stated he smelled pot, we said no. Then he stated that he did and that my friend and I are now under arrest and can not leave. He said he would give us another chance to 'give' him our pot or he now has the right to search our car and he would be doing a very thourough search.
We thought that working with the guy would make it easier since we did have pot in our car..we handed over a pipe..had pot hidden inside crown royal bag (which was visiable at time of reaching for pipe) officer was confused since pipe was cold..asked for crown royal bag..handed that over as well as a burned roach (joint), he never searched the vehicle or read us our Miranda rights while 'under arrest'.
He went back to his car, gave us notice to appear tickets and sent us on our way. Never got the speeding ticket (reason we were originally stopped), never searched our car, never read us our rights, we were never handcuffed. We are both 28 yo, work for a hospital, NO PRIORS..worst one of us has is speeding tickets. We don't live in the county we were stopped in..driving through on way back from vacation.
likely hood of getting a deferral without using an attorney?
We have our mandatory appearance on Monday Aug 25..we plan to plead not guilty in order to speak with prosecuter.
What is the max for both charges for 1st offense..Possession of Marijuana <40 grams and Possession of Paraphenalia?
What can we do to make ourselves look better in the prosecuters eyes? ie:drug classes, bringing a clean urine test results?
Thanks for any help!!!