My question involves criminal law for the state of: maryland
I was pulled over last night by police and the immediately pulled me out of the car and searched me and my car without permission. as a result of their search they found an empty baggie in my pocket and charged me with paraphernalia. this is my second paraphernalia charge, the last one was for rolling papers and i have not had my court date yet. i was wondering what the most likely charges would be and the best course of action i can take. I was also wondering if the way the police acted was legal and if it could be dropped?