Lorton, VA asked in Criminal Law for Virginia

Q: Can you be charged in Virginia for drug possession for giving someone mushrooms while in DC, before driving back to VA?

I acquired & handed off to my younger cousin (under 21) while physically in DC, but we drove back to VA in the same car. He admitted to his mom he took them & she brought him to the police station. No physical evidence, just text messages, but I was charged with possession to accomodate and contributing to delinquency of a minor. The possession charge is a class 5 felony and the primary concern of this question. Does the location of the hand off matter, or does us driving back to VA in my car (but the stuff in his pocket) equal enough to be charged in VA?

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Brian M. Latuga
Brian M. Latuga
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Virginia Beach, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: The question you're asking would require a bit of legal research, knowledge of the exact text messages and circumstances, and is going to be best addressed by your lawyer representing you in court. Bring this issue up with your lawyer so they can properly represent you - and if you don't have a lawyer, you absolutely need to get one.

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