My question involves criminal law for the state of: pennsylvania
I was caught with an empty herb grinder about 6 months ago while at school in pennsylvania. I have since come home for the summer and will not be returning next year. much to my surprise I received a letter containing a fingerprinting order and a date for my preliminary hearing today. I though my case had been thrown out because it was such a minor offense, now it is going to be a major problem. Pennsylvania is a good 9 hour drive from where I live, a good two day trip. am I expected to make this drive multiple times? The cost of one trip is well over $100 in gas and tolls. Is there any way to have the hearing and the rest of the proceedings moved to where I live? could I also have the fingerprinting done at my local police station or somewhere closer to me? I also heard Pennsylvania has reformed its marijuana paraphanalia possession laws recently and was wondering if that could somehow help me. any help is very greatly appreciated, thank you.