I am 17 years old and I was just recently charged with misdemeanor drug abuse. A friend and I were sitting in his car on an almost empty street in the back of a neighborhood trying to figure out what we were going to do. A police car pulls behind us, he walks up, asks what we are doing and for our IDs. I currently have a suspended license, thus I had to provide him with my social and such. The officer asks to search the car. My friend steps out and is searched first, in his pocket is a very small bag of marijuana. I am asked to step out next and am searched. I have nothing on me.
After they have completed their search I am placed in the back of a patrol car and told what I am being charged with and why. Apparently there was a very small bud of marijuana on the floor board of where I was sitting, the passenger seat, that I did not know about. In the glove box they also found a bowl which I was unaware of. Two of the three officers who were there continually called me a f***ing liar amongst other things that are blatantly rude. I did resist nor did I hold back information.
The officer who first arrived and approached the car said that he could smell marijuana the second he walked up which I find to be particularly intriguing seeing how there had been no marijuana smoked at all. I am going to take a drug test, which I am positive will show up clean, to take to court.
What can I do to lessen the potential punishment for the charges? I understand there is no possibility of having it dropped, however I did nothing wrong.