Q: Is there any and where do I look for case law to get a better idea of my chances of avoiding the felony/sentence

I was a passenger in a car I was helping transport back to Texas that I was legally borrowing to do repairs to. The driver (I just met) was hired by vehicle owner to help me make the trip, and unbeknownst to me in possession of meth and a R/X pill/s (of which we were both charged because it was hidden in a bright pink women’s makeup container that was in the vehicle and she denied owning perhaps due to being a prior felon for drugs and a list of other violations). I’ve never been in trouble other than traffic tickets and a first time dui in 2016, but I always travel with one of my side arms (38 revolver in this case) but it’s mine and I’m legal to own a posses. Now I’m looking at 2 controlled substance w/ a firearm because they charged us both with the drugs. Is the burden of proof on me to convince the judge that the drugs were the driver’s or even possible without her fessing up that I didn’t know she had them? And if so, would that then make my gun irrelevant along w/ charges?

1 Lawyer Answer
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Covington, LA
  • Licensed in Louisiana

A: You need to hire a criminal attorney to develop a defense. Do NOT give anyone a statement.

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