We where smoking in a park when the cops came and i decided to try to swallow the blunt but the cop told me to spit it out which i did. The cop only charged me with a drug paraphernalia charge which is a misdemeanor, which is better then what he said he could have charged me, destroying evidence which is a FELONY.
I have already researched the maximum consequence i could get which is only a
$500 fine. My question is can i still plead no contest, or should i just plead not guilty. I don't think i can plead not guilty seeing as i was caught red handed and still not given the felony charge. also, does any one know when they offer a deferred sentence. is it before if i am asked if i want to plead guilty or not, or do i have to request it to the judge?.