My question involves criminal law for the state of: South Carolina
I went to Myrtle Beach and got arrested on a simple possession charge of marijuana (first charge ever). My rights were not read and the whole time at booking I got no phone call. But anyways, I was out in less than 2 hours. They told me I could pay a bail of $363 so I paid it with my debit card and got out. I got a piece of paper with a court date on it and my charge when i got out. I called the court, gave them my case number and they said I would not have to appear in court if I choose not to, but it will be on my record.
If I do go to court (I don't have money for an attorney), what is the worst that will happen? Will it be expunged? Tell me all you can.