Depending on your charge and where you live, you could be transferred to a local jail and held until Monday morning unless you arrange to bond out before then. Typically, if you do not bond out, you will finally be brought to a pre-arraignment hearing at the local City court. If this is your first offense for possession of marijuana, depending on which state or country you are in, you will probably be released on a low bond or your own recognizance. Or you may be able to dispose of it right there for a fine. Many municipalities offer first offender treatment for those arrested for simple possession of a small amount. In some courts you can get diversion for treatment. Some municipalities have a low fine, in some you lose your driver's license for a year. We rfecommend you get a laswyer or legal advice from a lawyer. We attempt to have one for advice and pleas in the courts on the days following the march. Typically, people carrying weapons or large quantities of contraband are held longer and can be charged with a felony. Those persons who have been convicted for possession on prior occassions may be charged with a felony as well. If you had thoughts of bringing these things to our demonstration, do not try it.
Minors! If you are arrested, you will only be released to the custody of your parent or guardian.
People who smoke marijuana should do so in the center of the crowd or on the march. It is hard to make an arrest while you are marching. Be aware that in many cities they send in undercover police to get probable cause and make arrests. do not carry anymore than you need for 'SYMBOLIC PROTEST'. Do not leave the area carrying contraband. Remember, the police will have the events under surveillance. People may be subject to searches. This is how most people get arrested.
If you are watching someone get arrested, it's okay to chant, "Let them go!" or to take pictures. But NEVER, NEVER, interfere with the police because you may get hurt or arrested and charged for interfering with an officer or worse.
should think about these facts before he or she chooses to break any laws or act
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