My question involves criminal law for the state of: Wisconsin
So I traveled to a small town in northern Wisconsin from Milwaukee and was pulled over with a friend in my vehicle for a headlight that was off.
Once they got to me they asked me for my license and what I was doing up here, I answered their questions until another cop noticed the car smelt a bit off, then he spotted EMPTY bottles of liquor (one mine, one a friends). He also spotted two pipes with no marijuana in it just resin.
They handcuffed me and put me in the back of their squad car and also made me do field tests and a breathalyzer test (which came up to .04).
Overall I was cited with:
-Possession of THC
-Underage Drinking/Poss (17-20 YOA) 1st Off.
-Underage Person Transport Intoxicants In MV
-Possess Drug Paraphernalia
They then let me go on my way
Overall all the charges came up to near $950
My question is since I did not really have any marijuana in the car (just paraphernalia) and since the bottles of alcohol were EMPTY would it be a good idea to dispute the citations (or at least some of them). How will these charges affect my drivers lisence and other records?
In other words, whats the best course of action to take from here? anyway I can reduce the citations? should i go to municipal court?
What should I do since Im only a college student thats pretty poor.