What happens on the day of court if you receive a citation for possession of marijuana?

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What happens on the day of court if you receive a citation for possession of marijuana?

But the officer did not write the charges on the citation.

Asked on January 15, 2012 under Criminal Law, Kentucky

Answers:

Russ Pietryga / Pietryga Law Office

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

You do not have to recieve a citation. Usually, the prosecuting attorney recieves a police report from the police and screens it for charges.

It the prosecuting attorney decides he has enough evidence he will file the charges with the court.

Usually, at the first hearing, the judge will read the charges to the accused and ask them how they plead (guilty/not guilty).

If you plead not guilty the judge will usually set the matter for a pre-trial. At the pre-trial, the prosecutor will usually make an offer to resolve the case.

Hope this helps.


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