My question involves criminal law for the state of: Minnesota
So my mom called the cops on me today on something quite ridiculous and not alcohol related, but when the officer was in my room questioning me he saw and empty beer can on my nightstand and asked me about it. I said one of my friends left it here like a week ago and I just haven't cleaned my room yet, it's not mine, I have 21 year old friends and it was empty. He leaves for a little bit after clearing up why my mother had called them and then comes back in to give me an MIP ticket. When I said "But it was empty?" he just said "Oh, there were a couple drops left in it."
Is this a charge I can just pay or do I have to go to court? And should I take it to court since it was an EMPTY can and the cop was just being a prick?