Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia

Q: Can I be convicted of a sell of meth. Just because I was present

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Jason Swindle
Jason Swindle
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Carrollton, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: Well, to fully answer that question, you would need to know all of the facts surrounding the arrest. However, the prosecutor will probably rely on the legal concept of "party to a crime." In general, this means that if you aided, assisted, encouraged, helped, or were otherwise involved in the sale, you could be convicted just like the defendant who actually sold the meth. But, if you were merely present at the scene, you have no criminal liability.

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