What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? NEW YORK
My question involves criminal law for the state of: New York
The other day I was driving up to the adirondacks/vermont to visit with some friends. i was taking the thruway up to the northway. so apparantly there is a 55 mph section of the northway (the whole thruway is 65 i though), and i was cruising at 80 with a line of 4 or 5 cars. i was smoking a blunt, but it wasn't having an effect on my driving skills since it helps me concentrate. so i see a cop pull out from a speed trap and i know that i'm caught. long story short he got me going 81 in a 55 (i honeslty thought it was a 65), and gave me a UPM for about 6 grams of some weed. he actually broke my car looking for more weed, despite the fact that he found the bag right in a backpack, and i told him i never really smoke that much. i had a bottle of vodka which he took and abnout 6 dutches (blunts) since i am under 18. he didnt charge me with possesion of alcohol or driving under the influence, since i guess i passed the sobriety test (go from d-s in the alphabet). this is my first time i've ever gotten in trouble for anything, speeding, drugs. so i have a upm and a speeding ticket in the town of colonie, about an hour away from my house. for one thing, i am trying to not have my parents find out. not because i'm worried about their reaction, just because i feel this is all my fault and trhere is no reason to involve them.
for the speeding ticket should i plead guilty?
and for the possesion: so will i just get 6 months of acd since im 17? this seems to be what most of my friends have received. is there a way to just pay a fine for the upm instead of acd (obviously its a fine for the speeding ticket). also, would they really give me community service over an hour away from where i live? or would it be moved to my town, or not at all... thanks, any help would be apprecaited.
i read on norml the max fine for first time possesion under 25g i think is only 100 fine. that's good but will it be different if im under 18? i would rather pay any fines than comm. service or an acd.
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