randomguy2u wrote:Sunday night my bike was stolen with a bag containing my fire staff from the temple burn. Monday afternoon i drove back to the temple burn location to see if they left the bag behind. I was told by a ranger i couldn't drive in the middle of the playa until 6pm. I slowly headed out of the area when 2 more cars stopped me. He said he smelled marijuana. He wanted me to roll down passenger window so BLM could talk to me. He reached in and found a crumb of pot on the dash. He asked if I had a medical prescription in California I said yes. So they ended up searching, and I got a ticket for possesion of controlled substance (hash) , drug paraphernalia, and an open container. I am not looking for sympathy I just want to know the repercussions of this from somebody that may have had these tickets at past burns. I read one that said they are all misdemeanors, but in some priviliged information federal record? I would appreciate any info about this.
That is something people need to remember to refuse to answer--like all questions besides name and address.
Remember that owning (or admitting to owning) a Medical Marijuana Card or prescription could be construed as probable cause. Don't answer questions.
As for what is on record, I would obtain a copy of your criminal record, federal and state. See what shows up.