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About a year ago I was arrested for a hot check charge (bounced check that I had not paid yet). When searched, they found less than 1/4th of a gram of methamphetamine, which I had gotten to study for my finals. I should have stuck to coffee.

I just received word of my trial. I'm wondering how long of a sentence to expect.

Also, the arrest occurred in an unusual way. My car had stalled at a light, and I got it going, turned the corner, and an officer pulled me over, supposedly to see "if I was doing alright". He ran my license "just to check." Is this legal? I feel like I was pulled over for no wrong-doing on my part.

The main factor in sentencing I'm worried about is that I haven't attended the NA classes or the drug seminar that I was asked to attend by the representative who granted me a "personal recognizance" bond. Will this make me look very unattractive for probation?




You are a LOSER and will be thrown in Jail.. nice goin bud!

YOU Hadnt paid the bounced check in a YEAR, or gone to NA clasess,

YUP spent the last year buying drugs..., instead of fixing your car...DUH!


Actually, the bounced check was paid immediately thereafter. I also attended the hot check classes. The check had not been considered hot for a year, but was actually recent.

I did not attend the drug classes because I would expect them to be tantamount to admission of guilt and an attendant drug problem.

I was working over 40 hours a week and attending a full load of classes at the time of arrest. Car troubles happen even to well-maintined vehicles.

Seriously, "peter". I have professional certifications earned in the meantime, as well as school and work. I've obviously contributed to society, and this charge is the result of a one-time mistake on my part. What do you have to show? A load of misinformative, vindictive responses to people in need of legal information?

Does anyone with actual information to contribute have anything to say to address the uncertainty I'm facing?


Well, I am not positive but I dont think that the charge for 1/4 gram possession is that harsh in Texas. Possession,first offense,clean record other than that one thing, you will get probation and may have to attend a 30 day rehabilitation program,as you also said you didn't attend the NA meetings. Possession is a minor offense as long as it is a one time only deal. Good luck, I wish all I had to worry about was a simple possession charge.

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