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Q: I am being charged with someone else's drugs. I picked a guy up I barely knew to give him a ride to his house...

Cops pulled us over. I wasn't worried because I didn't have anything on me or anything illegal in my car.

While they were searching me, he tried to hide his dope, he had on him in my back seat floorboard. Cops ended finding his dope, but he wouldn't take responsibility for it. They took me to jail and let him go. I guess because was my truck??!!

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Penny Wymyczak-White
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Penny Wymyczak-White
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Houston, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: Retain a lawyer to discuss the facts of your case . There are a lot of facts that you left off your statement .

Tristan Nicolas LeGrande
Tristan Nicolas LeGrande
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Houston, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: You can be convicted of possession of an illegal substance if you have intentional and knowing "care, custody, control or management." You can both possess the same item under the law, if proven with a concept called affirmative links - that link the person charged with the illegal item. These links include whether the item was found on the person, whether the person owns the vehicle where the illegal item is found, whether the person is under the influence of the substance that is found, and the list goes on. I agree, you would be wise to discuss all the facts privately with an attorney. You hire a lawyer to fight your case if possible. Good luck.

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