Hey guys, i recently got caught with marijuana in the state of Hawaii, and i feel depressed as fxckkk. Mainly because i do not know what to expect as this has never happened to me before.
Me and two of my friends were hot boxing my car when we suddenly saw flashing lights behind us. At this point i am stoned out of my mind. 2 officers come up to my window and start asking questions. i do not really remember what they were asking as i was too stoned to function. what i do remember is that they saw marijuana crumbs on my pants and they saw a finished joint in my cup holder. At this point i do not know what to do and my 2 other friends are silent as well. long story short they took the rest of our weed (1 gram or maybe less) and confiscated our pipe. The cops gave all 3 of us citations for a court summoning. We were not arrested or taken to the station and we were free to go. We were all charged with (Promoting a detrimental drug to the 3rd degree, petty misdemeanor). I am scared and depressed out of my mind because of this. Is this a really big deal? should i be getting a lawyer or would that be blowing it out of proportion? what should i expect when i go to my court appearance? will i be doing jail time? What are the consequences for this usually? and will this be going on my permanent record?
Sorry for all of these questions. im just really worried as this is my first offense i have ever experienced. I am in the state of Hawaii. Thank you in advanced.