My question involves criminal law for the state of: Louisiana
9 or 10 years ago (when I was 17) I was arrested for misdemeanor possession of Marijuana. 3 Months ago I was arrested for misdemeanor possession again, in a different Parish than the first charge was in.
My question is: Is this considered a second marijuana charge? Or because so much time has passed, will it be considered my first offense?
A friend of mine says that after 5 years the charge is, not removed from your record, but cannot be used against you in a court of law.
What do you all think?