Re: Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Ticket Without Arrest
Regardless of whether you get the charge reduced to something else, or even dismissed, a law enforcement background check is going to reveal the arrest. They will know what you were arrested for and will question you about the details...probably while you are monitored by a polygraph.
A single marijuana related arrest will probably not disqualify you "for life" from a LE career. However, they will want it to be several years in your past...probably at least 3-5 years. But, seriously??? You are college age...an adult. And, you have already decided on a law enforcement career. Yet, you are still f$cking around getting high and carrying weed in your car? While the arrest will not be immediately disqualifying, expect your judgment to be questioned and closely evaluated!
Behind the badge is a person. Behind the person is an ego. This is as it should be, person at the center and ego to the back.