My question involves criminal law for the state of: SC
Charge: simple possession of marij
No previous charges, other than a couple of speeding tickets in college (2-3 yrs ago) and a license suspension as a juvenile
had a drunken domestic disturbance with my live-in boyfriend. police were called by the neighbors and the door was practically kicked in (boyfriend opened the door after the first kick) after "reports of gunshots". we were both placed in handcuffs. during the search for a gun, they found paraphernalia and a small bag of weed out in the open. they found ammunition but no weapon. my boyfriend had a large gash on his head and a cut on his finger. long story short, we were both charged with simple poss while BF had addtl charges (disorderly conduct) unrelated to the weed and was taken to jail and released the next day w/out bond or an appearance before a judge. i was not arrested, the officer wrote the amt of $ I would have to pay on the possession ticket, and advised I bring that amt w/ me to court. Pictures were taken.
I should also note that a swarm of cops showed up, I guess due to the claim of gunshots. A cop who identified himself as being with narcotics found the marijuana and
said he was looking for a gun. After confiscating the paraphernalia and marijuana, he left along with the other cops and two cops took my bf in and the other wrote me a simple possession ticket. However, 2 days later, a few of our neighbors were served with a summons to appear on our court date (I assume the ones who dialed 911 were served.)
I am concerned that addtl charges will be added on my court date and that they are trying to build a case that I was the one who caused the gash since he had cuts and it appeared that I didn't. Also, we were not charged for the paraphernalia found.