My question involves criminal law for the state of: CA, Orange County
Last november a girlfriend of mine had alcohol in my car without my knowledge. We were parked waiting to meet up with some people when a police officer on a bike asked to search my vehicle, since i didnt believe i had anything illegal in the car i went ahead and told him to do so. He found in her purse a water bottle of alcohol, although it was hers, it was in my car and we recieved minor possesion of alcohol charges. At the time time i was fighting a case in SC County where i ended up serving 4 months, came back last may and could not show up to court for the minor poss. charge since i was in custody. Got my scholarship back, and went right back to shcool, been in school since and today i recieved a backround check notice from an employer saying i have 4 counts of court contempt, that 2,3, and 4 have been dropped, and that my sentence for it is ten years? Im just curious as to if thats accurate. thank you.