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Possession and Paraphernalia Lawyers

Got busted with weed? It happens, but TicketTamer can help keep your record clean. You will have to pay a fine and court costs, and probably serve some time on probation with some conditions, such as performing some community service or taking a class. But it won’t be too bad, and you really don’t want this on your record.

What Can I Expect?

We will negotiate the charges down to a lesser offense that won’t give you problems down the road. Generally, first-time offenders are likely to have to pay a fine, take a class, serve probation, or do community service. However, in any case, we ensure that it does not get too bad for you. Above all, we will keep you informed every step of the way.

How Does Probation Work?

To reduce your pot possession or charge, prosecutors will often require a period of probation that can range from 6 months to 2 years. Most of the time, first-time offenders won’t have to report to a probation officer.
It’s important to know there are two types of Probation — Suspended Execution of Sentence (SES) and Suspended Imposition of Sentence – and the difference between them is pretty big.

With SIS, you plead guilty to the reduced offense charges — but there is no sentence issued by the court. As a result, the offense gets completely removed from your record as long as you don’t get into any trouble during the probation period.

On the other hand, SES requires you to plead guilty to the reduced offense charge and sentences you to that offence. But it does not require you to start serving that sentence – as long as you keep your nose clean during the probation period.

In other words, if you don’t get in any more trouble during the probation period, with SIS the lesser offense you plead guilty to is completely removed from your record at the end of your probation. But with SES, the lesser charge stays on your record forever.

Both SIS and SES can be very helpful – as long as you stay out of trouble. If you get caught doing something else and get picked up by the police, things will get worse. With SIS, the court will sentence you for the lesser offense you plead guilty to, and it will probably be worse because the court will know you also have another offense. With SES, you will have to start serving your sentence.

Why Pay More?

We charge only $500 per ticket for pot possession or paraphernalia tickets, which is about a third of what most lawyers charge for these offenses. That’s a flat fee, too, and includes any appearances we might have to make on your behalf. You will still need to pay any fines or court costs, as well as the costs of any conditions the court may require. But we do our best to keep our attorney fees as low as possible.

Convenient

Our unique and patented TicketTamer mobile app puts everything about your case right in the palm of your hand. Just download the TicketTamer app, upload your ticket and we will get started fixing it. We keep you updated every step of the way through push notifications, and you can check on the status of your case anytime. You can even pay your attorney fees and fines on the app. If you have a question, just send us a chat message. We’re here to make this as easy and inexpensive as possible for you.

Why Get a Lawyer to Fix Your Possession/Paraphernalia Ticket?

You don’t want to just pay your pot possession or paraphernalia ticket.

If you do, you are pleading guilty to the violation. This will put a misdemeanor conviction on your record and could create problems for your job or career.

For example, it could keep you from getting a job involving the handling of money because the offense tells employers that you can’t be trusted. It could also keep you from getting a professional license if you want to go into any field requiring certification, like law or nursing.

You can avoid this risk by hiring a TicketTamer lawyer to fix your ticket. We will get your charge reduced to a lesser offense, like littering or minor trespassing, probably in exchange for some combination of a fine, community service, or a class.