Newport News, VA asked in Criminal Law for Virginia

Q: How can one be charged with possesion,Without actually being in possesion of somthing.

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Ali John Amirshahi
Ali John Amirshahi

A: Good question.

Possession can sometimes be proven when the government can prove dominion and control combined with exclusive access even though it's not immediately available.

Example- a large amount of drugs in the trunk of car, defendant has keys to car, no one else has access and defendant admits drugs are his. That would be enough for possession even though the defendant might be in the car at that moment.

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