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Monday, October 23, 2006

Correction: 'City' charge versus 'State'

Reader logsol asked what a "city" charge of pot possession was in the thread, Chiefs fan pulls out bag of pot at patdown. To repeat my ham-handed answer would only confuse things here. The correct information came by email from reader Douglas W., a Northland attorney:

  • Mr. Reeves:  "City charge" just means that the ticket will be handled in municipal court, where everything is technically "ordinance violations" (unclassified misdemeanor).
  • In state court, possession of pot is only a felony if it is over 35 grams in weight, otherwise it is a misdemeanor.
  • With all due respect, if you are going to write this crime blog, you need to have a better understanding of this. Thanks.

Thank you, counselor!

Greg Reeves

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