My question involves criminal law for the state of: Virginia
I have a shop where I work on race cars. It is a cluster of multiple shops that people rent. I have a 3 bay that is seperate from everyone else. The entrance to my shop has 3 signs that say NO TRESPASSING with a gate but the gate is always open.
I was working on my car, while smoking marijuana with my girlfriend. I did have a single beer as well (about an hour prior to cops showing up). So I finished my car and decided to drive my car around to make sure it doesn't overheat anymore.
Cop followed me as I turned around at the split, never was on the street. I started at the red star and ended up at the yellow star following the purple path. The cop got out of his vehicle and walked up to my window. His emergency strobes were NOT on. He asked for my ID and I gave it to him than told him that he had to leave afterwards as he was on private property.
He said that he had a complaint of suspicious activity at 2336 Main St. I was high and didn't realize that he told me the wrong address till later when my girlfriend mention it. He also wrote down 2336 Main St on the ticket. My shop's address is 2440. There is clearly a mailbox to the left of the drive way that has the correct address on it.
He pulled me out of the car to do a sobriety test as I told him I had a beer about 20 mins ago (even though it was an hour, I was very nervous about the weed). I passed the sobreity test and blew a 0.00. He than said he could smell weed on me and that he knows that I had smoked etc etc. This is where I made my biggest mistake. I gave him the weed (less than 2 grams), 2 bowls and 2 grinders. I was deathly affraid of getting arrested and I was high. You live and learn I guess.
After I gave him the weed he searched my car even though I NEVER gave him permission too but I guess he had appropriate reason? He didn't find anything else.
Basically, what are the chances this is going to be dropped since he unlawfully drove on my property?
I will be getting a court appointed lawyer (college student budget) but I was wondering what everyones opinion was on this situation and if there should be anything to mention to the lawyer when I get one appointed to me. Also maybe past cases that will help mine.
Thanks in advanced.