Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Philadelphia, PA, USA
Re: MAJOR CONCERN
Most of my friends are lawyers. I can't give you any official legal advice, but there are a lot of problems here that can get some people into a LOT of trouble.
If you're caught doing any drugs by a police officer, you will be charged with a Crime (not a civil case, but a criminal case), and you will be made to obtain a lawyer (for about $8000 in total) and if you were 18 years old or older, you would either go to prison for a certain lenght of time or get a class III misdemeanor (like, 100 hours community service whenever the court decides it will be, plus a fine, plus a year or so of probabation which may prevent you from going on trips to other countries). For example, Canada will not let you visit unless your probabion is completed--even if it's for 3 years. I'm not trying to be a "stick in the mud" but I know someone who went through all of this. The fines and charges will probably differ from state to state.
The family had an unsafe condition on their own property. You are not to blame.
The parents can go to jail for buying drug paraphanalia for their kids. They will throw the book at them. I can't even begin to imagine the full list of charges.
I know of several other court cases that came down very heavily on the defendant. You don't want to be there.