I'll start off with the basic story and ask my questions from there: My friend and I were smoking at 3:30 AM Wednesday Morning. We were picked up by two undercover police in a silver mini-van in my neighborhood. When we were picked up there was a small blunt clip left, maybe .04 gram in the blunt if even, and nothing on either of us. We were brought into a precinct in Coney Island, Brooklyn, about 15-20 minutes car ride from where we were picked up. At the precinct we were both fingerprinted, and kept in a lockup for approximately 5- 5 1/2 hours. I am 20, my friend 17. I have a few questions, because after this happend I realized how pathetically little I know about my rights. I also don't want people chiming in on pot smoking and what not, I obviously know what I did was illegal and don't plan on ever being caught doing anything illegal in public again. As for drugs, well let's just say Im taking a long overdue vacation from pot, between school starting again and this it's pretty clear that stage of my life is over. 1. I wasn't read any rights, though I was handcuffed and taken to jail. Is this because I got a summons? (Desk Appearance Ticket actually- DAT) 2. How long can police hold you? We were locked up for 5 hours. Had a parent or lawyer come would we have been let out earlier? Why would it take that long? We were the only ones in the jail after they rounded up the rest to go to central booking. 3. Does anyone have any idea what the fine/punishment for having less than a gram of weed rolled in a blunt would be? Neither I nor my friend have any records, apart from me having a fine for urinating in public. 4. They made an error on my friends summons, his birth date is incorrect. It says he is 19, when he is in actuallity 17. Im not sure if this has any bearing whatsoever but I might as well mention it. We are listed as co-defendents on the summons. Im not saying anything bad about police, and I don't want this to turn into a discussion like that, nor about the merits of weed and whether or not it should be illegal. I have nothing against cops, and besides the amount of time it took them to process our DAT's we were treated relatively nicely, not that I have prior experiences to compare ours with.