Re: Cops have my hookah
California State law prohibits tobacco possession by minors unfortunately, so you definitely broke the law. While California is not as bad as some states, it is definitely one of the more tobacco regimented states. In my opinion you should be thankful they didn't tack on fines for having ignited material and flammables in a California forest area, or counted each minor with you as a separate offense. I'd get a lawyer and head to court to get the nasty bits drummed down so you can still join the military then try to stay under the radar until you're cleared. Third offense within 12 weeks I believe gets your license suspended and some mandatory community service.