Yeah, keep stalling them. I lived in Arizona and they popped me for my stash a couple of times. They're letting people off with less, left and right.
Tell em your life is over, this is a catastrophe, this is horrible, and when they say "Well, at least you'll be out to s**** in the park to pay these fines so we can all drive new cars and be called lawyers,"
STONE COLD as ICE tell them ALL - "what's the USE -
my life is
Look; ever watch law & order? Ever notice the guy on the street - he always says the same thing, and the guys who get busted, who protest - all say the same thing?
That's because you CAN guilt trip them back. If you got a lawyer, you go on like somebody cut your nose off with a razor blade. Make him FEEL it - even if it's just a call. Make him able to CONVEY to the assistant district attorney, some kid from the local college working up some contacts before going out on her on, that - you're one un happy motherfucker.
And don't let that shit slip out as rebellion cause then you'll get THAT version of "law and order."
Act like your live has been eviscerated. Don't ever let up no matter how fucking sane everybody says start acting. Make faces like every signed paper makes you want to throw up on the forms.
Hey - you do your shit right and they're embarrassed to see you going on about it in the court room. I was an activist, I told a few attorneys and judges to f** off.
These people can be played some. We managed to get pot legal in 20-somethin states, when I started fuckin with em - there wasn't legal pot in even California yet: not ONE.
So kinda figure how you're gonna do. If it's really gonna be best to be nice, fine... do it. Generally these kinds of laws are what keep lawyers working and doing each other favors so the deal is you hire a lawyer you get the minimum.
On the other hand
if you get a public pretender you get the minimum too.
If you're paying for a lawyer you should ask that it all be dropped so you can "get on with your life, " when you've paid all your fines.
Those no good assholes know that pot's not harmful and that it's THEM dying of opioids. So you aren't the scum of the earth although they'll make it a real point not to smile at anything you do.
I'm just lettin you know that should the worst happen and you don't get a lawyer, don't sweat it too much. Those assholes ARE going to steal from you, yes. Their kids get shit for chrismas because they're government employees, fuck your wife and kids. You're buyin this year.
On the other hand they also know about people coming unhinged from unfair shit and going off like a roman candle so - they get kinda treading light sometimes when they actually have to talk to you, to your face, about terms. Don't be too afraid of em, it's an extortion game.
duck and dodge and claim it's just pert near impossible to ketch innie uh thim real criminals... cawse thay's dangerous and whatnot
but you - you're honest so you're gonna get shaken down. How much you complain is up to you.