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The Occultist

Senior Member
What is the name of your state? AZ
Today was my initial appearance in court for possession of marijuana and paraphernalia. The judge offered me three options: plead guilty, plead not guilty, or request a pretrial conference. I went with the PTC , and will be able to go with a diversion, which he defined as going on probation, and assuming I pass through the probation stage without any problems, the charges will be dropped. So, I didn't misunderstand him, right? How long do you think such a probation would last? My PTC isn't until April; will this guaruntee me the diversion as he defined it? or just the opportunity to receive such?

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