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!