Oklahoma City, OK asked in Criminal Law for Oklahoma

Q: My co defendant got his case dismissed but my charges haven’t been dismissed? How’s that work

I was the passenger in my friends truck when we were pulled over. Turns out his truck was stolen and there was a pound of meth inside a taped up puzzle box in the passenger floor board. It’s a single cab truck with a bench style front seat. He had lots of stuff in the floor board already, I was completely unaware of the fact that the vehicle was stolen or at the fact there was a pound of meth in my floor board either. Somehow I am now the only one being charged with aggravated trafficking of meth and he was only charged with stolen vehicle which is now dismissed at prosecutorial discretion….. but the state is still perusing charges after me…… how can they dismiss his stolen vehicle charge but still come after me. When originally the only reason I was placed under. Arrested to begin with was because I was the passenger of stolen vehicle. They told me I was under arrest for a stolen vehicle. I need help

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Tracy Tiernan
Tracy Tiernan
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Tulsa, OK
  • Licensed in Oklahoma

A: There are lots of different reasons why charges might get dismissed or pursued only against a certain occupant when there is more than one occupant of the vehicle and drugs are found in the course of a search. There’s a possibility that one occupant is cooperating in order to save his/ her own skin, or the possibility that they actually have meaningful, reliable evidence that you were the one who had knowledge of the drugs seized. You need to consult and hire a seasoned criminal defense attorney to enter the case, secure all the evidence and get to work protecting your freedom and liberty.

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