My question involves criminal law for the state of: TN
I was recently charged with two misdemeanors for possession of them. Neither of which were mine but was given the charges because i knew where they were in the car.
I am debating whether or not I should get a lawyer for this because this may screw me when I will be looking for an internship for next summer or a job in 3-4 years. My friend tells me he didn't know he had ecstasy in the bag so I don't think he will own up to it but he might for the marijuana.
The cops told me that I would just have to show up for court and pay a fine but I reallly don't want anything like this on my record. My first question is, would possession of e be on my record for 2 years just as the marijuana would since I was only written up for a misdemeanor?
Secondly is there any other option for me so that neither of these things would be placed on my record.