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Miztiessy 07-10-2013 10:06 AM

I want to fight an underage in Pennsylvania?
I was a passenger in a car along with 2 others when my friend got pulled over. The police officers asked my Mexican friend to step out of the car, and proceeded to harass him for having a Mexican I.D. and not an American I.D. Since I knew my friend was in fact a legal citizen, and I saw tensions escalating a little too quickly, I pulled out my phone and started recording the conversation. One of the police officers saw me with my phone, and asked what I was doing with it. I told them I was recording them and they proceeded to say it was a violation of Pennsylvania wiretap laws, and that I was committing a felony. My heart started pounding because of the way I saw my friend be treated, and also because I wasn't too sure if what I was doing was right. He asked me to step out of the car, and then started accusing me of being "wasted" and "hammered," and kept asking me how much I had to drink. At first I denied having any sort of an alcoholic beverage that night, until he brought up how much trouble he was already going to get me in for having recorded them. He told me I was going to get a felony charge along with some other crazy charges if I wasn't honest with him, so I panicked and told him I had a drink that night to be compliant. Well, turns out an underage arrived in the mail, and the Pennsylvania wire tap violation was complete bull shit; he only used it to scare me. Now I'm stuck with this underage that I shouldn't of have gotten, and I have no idea how to fight it. I'm scared If I tell the truth without a lawyer (which I cannot afford) the judge will just take the cops word... Does anyone have any suggestion or actual knowledge of how to deal with this situation? Thank you!