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If I don’t pay my ticket for weed can they lock me up?

CA: I got a $150 ticket for weed - wasn't much on me. A roach and a little big in a bag. If I don't pay it can they lock me up for possession?

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    Peter Goldscheider | Law Office of Peter F. Goldscheider
    438 Cambridge Ave. Suite 250
    Palo Alto, CA 94306
    (650) 323-8296
    Not unless you fail to appear for court or they believe and charge it was possessed for sale. Any quantity no matter how small can be charged as possession for sale.
    Answer Applies to: California - Replied: 5/1/2013
    Terry Nelson | Nelson & Lawless
    2134 Main St., #130
    Huntington Beach, CA 92648
    (714) 960-7584
    If you got an infraction ticket, it carries no jail time, but if you ignore it and let it go to warrant, you will face jail. You can go to court on it and try to get a deal from the prosecutor and judge, for payment schedule or community service.
    Answer Applies to: California - Replied: 2/26/2013
    Steven Alpers | Steven Alpers
    39300 Civic Center Drive #110
    Fremont, CA 94538
    (510) 792-5110
    Probably not, if it was just a ticket , not a misdemeanor case, they can seize tax refunds or paychecks. It was cost 10% more each year.
    Answer Applies to: California - Replied: 2/26/2013
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