Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia

Q: If your at a house that gets raided an they find drugs in the house but not on you are they supposed to arrests you

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Jermario L Davis
Jermario L Davis
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: The short answer is that, presence alone (inside of a house that is raided) is not enough for an arrest. Officers are required to have reason to believe that the defendant had access to and the ability to exercise control over the drugs that were found. As such, the circumstances surrounding the arrest become very important in these type cases. So while they are not suppose to arrest you for simply being present, they will generally look for other ways to connect you to whatever was found.

This is the type of case where hiring an attorney early rather than later is a wise move. Good luck

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