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I have a friend that has gotten in over his head, he came to me for advice - since I have no idea, I'll just throw it out to here. He and his roommate had eaten some mushrooms. The roommate got very depressed and stabbed himself. He took the roommate to the ER. The police were taking information down and asked if he there were any drugs at the house. There was. He allowed them to enter their apartment. They also found a scale, pot, baggies (ie. everything that would make this look really bad). He is now being charged with intent to sell, and with supplying drugs to his roommate. This is his first offence, and a big one at that. What I was wondering is what would a judge need to see, or be presented with in order to keep him out of jail. Is probation an option? Will he have to serve time? I realise he will be charged with something, he did break quite a few laws - but, and something tells me no, would the fact that he was trying to save his friend have any baring on this case? His roommate is an adult (and he is too) and yes the drugs were given to him, but he took them. We are dealing with California laws.Anyhow, my thanks in advance.

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