my 16 yr old son was arrested for trafficking marijuana

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Old Feb 14th, 2012, 04:05 PM   #1
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EEK! my 16 yr old son was arrested for trafficking marijuana

yesterday afternoon i recieved a call informing me that my son was arrested for trafficking . they asked me if i would like to be present for questioning i said that would be best but i was at a job they said they would contact me when they were ready to question him. the next call i recieved was 3 hours maybe 4 hours and was my son asking me to come pick him up. when i arrived the officer in charge took me in a room and informed me they had been watching my son. they have pictures of him looking at his phone . and possble other suspicious behavior. other boys wre also arrested. one of boys said he purchased marijuana from him. he ended up admitting to the one sale to the child. he had 100 on him no drugs or any paraphenelia. they seized his cel phone. is it true text messages are inadmissable in court and how royally messed up is this
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What province are you in?
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I wish to inform you that retained text messages in the cell phone can be produced as evidence in the court by the law enforcement agencies. If your son is a first time offender, he may be let off or a fine may be imposed. However, he could also be given a jail term and have a criminal record. The burden of proof will be on the law enforcement agencies to prove the allegations made against your son. This case involves sale of marijuana to a youth and this is viewed more seriously. Medical marijuana is legalized. You may get a character testimonial from a social worker, priest, etc. to support your son's position in the court. The court will consider all the facts and decide the matter.

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Old Feb 14th, 2012, 06:42 PM   #4
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yesterday afternoon i recieved a call informing me that my son was arrested for trafficking . they asked me if i would like to be present for questioning i said that would be best but i was at a job they said they would contact me when they were ready to question him. the next call i recieved was 3 hours maybe 4 hours and was my son asking me to come pick him up. when i arrived the officer in charge took me in a room and informed me they had been watching my son. they have pictures of him looking at his phone . and possble other suspicious behavior. other boys wre also arrested. one of boys said he purchased marijuana from him. he ended up admitting to the one sale to the child. he had 100 on him no drugs or any paraphenelia. they seized his cel phone. is it true text messages are inadmissable in court and how royally messed up is this
No, it's NOT true that text messages would be inadmissible in court. As long as the police can obtain proof of the text messages from the cell provider, then they absolutely could be used against your son in his criminal prosecution.

Your son is absolutely screwed, by his own actions in trafficking in drugs. You need to get him an attorney NOW, and have them consult with your son before he is questioned any further about this matter.
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Old Feb 15th, 2012, 07:53 AM   #5
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Text messages are admissible as evidence in court, but its genuinety will be checked before taking into consideration. In your case it is better to consult with an attorney who deals with marijuana cases.
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Old Feb 15th, 2012, 12:35 PM   #6
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This poster is from Canada and the laws there are not the same as the U.S. nor are the rules of evidence the same. Enforcement of drug laws varies from province to province which is why I asked and repeat, "which province?"
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Old Feb 15th, 2012, 03:22 PM   #7
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dont worry the court system is so backed up and it can and will be dragged out so long it will be put to pasture just like some of those nasty crimanial charges you hear about.
Its been a year and a half since my son was caught" By the school" and charged by police with bags of pot for sale at high school and nothing , and last time the cought him with dope the never charged him and the cops handed him over to me at the scene or party and kept his BC buds again. and he still has not learned his lesson from it.....
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sorry been busy im in alberta
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Do we live in the same community marzee? My son just got arrested for the exact same thing on Feb 29th....we could not wrap our heads around this so it took us 1 1/2 weeks later to decide we need a lawyer and the court date is March 21...please update what's going on in your situation.
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