My question involves juvenile law in the State of: OH
On Sunday morning, I went for a drive and was parked when a cop pulled up behind me. I had a marijuana pipe on my floor and he spotted it, and proceeded to find a small bag of personal use marijuana (around a gram). I also had cigarettes. I'm 17. I wasn't written a ticket or cited for anything, but they called my mom and said I'd get a court date in the mail. Then they just let me drive away.
My first question is, do you think they'll really make me go to court or were they just messing with my head? I've never been in any kind of trouble before.
My second question is, what will the punishment be? And is there any chance of reducing or avoiding probation? If I get a lawyer will that help?