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Ticket States Traffic Infraction???

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Son (16) who has no previous offenses and stellar grades was provided a Ticket (Checked Traffic) with the Code and Section as HS11357(a)(1) and checked I (Infraction) from school while walking through park on way back from lunch - They suspended him for 3 days under the Ed Code 48900(C) - Is this ticket a mistake and should be marked Non-Traffic as well as no signature on the ticket where his signature should be stating that he promises to appear at the time and place indicated below.

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Your kid got busted for marijuana possession (that's what "HS11357(a)(1)" refers to).  If you care about his future, you should find a lawyer for him to consult with ASAP.

 

If you think he's going to avoid the consequences of his stupidity just because the officer who issued the ticket mistakenly checked the "traffic" box, that's not going to happen.

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Is this still the current law?

11357.  

(a) Except as authorized by law, possession of not more than 28.5 grams of cannabis, or not more than eight grams of concentrated cannabis, or both, shall be punished or adjudicated as follows:

(1) Persons under 18 years of age are guilty of an infraction and shall be required to:

(A) Upon a finding that a first offense has been committed, complete four hours of drug education or counseling and up to 10 hours of community service over a period not to exceed 60 days.

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Yes we are not ones to let it go. Already set up a counselor and Saturday class (4 hours each for 4 sessions before we even go to court) to help him understand the importance of hanging with the wrong crowd. There will definitely be other consequences as well.

 

thanks for the reply. 

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19 hours ago, MAM said:

Yes we are not ones to let it go. Already set up a counselor and Saturday class (4 hours each for 4 sessions before we even go to court) to help him understand the importance of hanging with the wrong crowd. There will definitely be other consequences as well.

 

thanks for the reply. 

 

Don't put too much weight on blaming the "wrong crowd".  For all you know your son may be the wrong crowd others shouldn't hang with.

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23 minutes ago, PayrollHRGuy said:

 

Don't put too much weight on blaming the "wrong crowd".  For all you know your son may be the wrong crowd others shouldn't hang with.

I do understand your opinion and rightly so and in his defense he wouldn't be in this situation if he hadn't been walking by the place where this happened. So IMHO it was the wrong crowd.

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