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    Default How Long Does a Misdemeanor Marijuana Charge Stay on Your Record

    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?

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    Default Re: How Long Does a Misdemeanor Marijuana Charge Stay on Your Recford

    The fact that you were charged remains visible to the courts and law enforcement forever. Even if you are eligible to have it expunged under LA law, the above parties would still have access to those records. So no, it would not be a first offense.

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    Default Re: How Long Does a Misdemeanor Marijuana Charge Stay on Your Recford

    They can see the old charge and consider it but if the 5 year rule is true it probably just means it just limits the max penalty or might not cause the 2nd offense to be bumped up to a felony.

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