This involves both Ohio and Missouri. In September 2009, police found drugs in my Ohio home. I wasn't arrested or charged. In April 2010, I was pulled over in Missouri. The cop searched my car and found rolling papers and stems. I was arrested and charged with unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. They set a court date for late June. A couple weeks later, in May, the cops in Ohio finally contacted me again about the situation from September. I was booked for a "felony 5" but pled down to a "misdemeanor 1" drug possession and got 2 years probation & suspended jail time. Now my court date for the Missouri incident is coming up soon. I know paraphernalia is only a misdemeanor charge. But I don't know if getting convicted of something in Missouri will affect my Ohio probation situation. Will that be considered a violation of my probation, even though the Missouri arrest occurred before I was even charged with anything in Ohio? On the other hand, will the fact that I now have a conviction in Ohio mean I'll get a worse penalty in Missouri? I really can't afford to hire a lawyer in MO (still paying fees and fines from Ohio incident) and I also can't afford to travel back and forth between the two states. How would I even report for probation in Missouri? Should I just plead guilty and get this over with and save my money for the fines? Or am I looking at revocation of my probation in Ohio if the Missouri charges lead to a conviction?