Answered on Mar 28th, 2011 at 10:34 PM
An arrest is an arrest, no matter where made. If charged with a misdemeanor you face up to 6-12 months in jail on each count. If you have priors, they are enhancements under the 3 Strikes rules. If this constitutes a probation violation, factor that new charge in as well. It sounds like you are inexperienced, meaning no prior arrests. When arrested or charged with any crime, the proper questions are, can any evidence obtained in a search be used against you, and can you be convicted, and what can you do? Raise all possible defenses with whatever admissible and credible witnesses, evidence and facts are available for legal arguments for evidence suppression or other motions, or at trial. Effective plea-bargaining, using those defenses, could possibly keep you out of jail, or at least dramatically reduce it. Go to trial if it can't be resolved with motions or a plea bargain. Not exactly a do it yourself project in court for someone who does not know how to effectively represent himself against a professional prosecutor intending to convict and jail you. If you don't know how to do these things effectively, then hire an attorney that does, who will try to get a dismissal, diversion, reduction or other decent outcome through plea bargain for you through plea bargaining, or take it to trial if appropriate. If serious about doing so, and if this is in SoCal courts, feel free to contact me. Ill be happy to help use whatever defenses there may be. In the situation you described, this is probably a case where your attorney can get you simple drug class diversion, without jail.