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Q: i was driving my friends car and got charged with pos. of controlled substance, if i pass a drug test can i beat charge

I was driving freinds car he was with got pulled over charged me with dui and 3rd deg. Pos. In prohibited zone..i gave blood sample and was clea...pos was for a syringe the found in shifting compartment under case around shifter

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Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Saint Cloud, MN
  • Licensed in Minnesota

A: The results of the blood test are completely irrelevant as to whether they can charge you with possession of the syringe. They are unrelated to each other. You should get an attorney to represent you on the possession charge. It is at least a gross misdemeanor, maybe even a felony. Do not represent yourself.

Thomas C Gallagher
Thomas C Gallagher
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Licensed in Minnesota

A: A person facing a drug possession charge needs legal counsel and representation by a good criminal defense attorney. Drug testing may be required as a condition of pretrial release and-or probation if convicted. But I would suggest working with your attorney to find a way to avoid conviction.

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