Anyone in Pennsylvania or West Virginia who gets stopped by the police is at a disadvantage almost by default. That authorities decided to pull you over suggests something is at least wrong. At worst, it suggests you are suspected of having done something wrong. As we noted in one recent post, panic is an understandable reaction. That might even be what police hope for because it puts them in control.
There is no such thing as a minor drug charge. Any criminal allegation brought in West Virginia or Pennsylvania can lead to a tough sentence in the event of a conviction, and the burden of a criminal record can overshadow the time line of your life for years into the future.