Can I be charged a week later after a car crash for possession of controlled substance if it was not my car where the drugs were? 18 Answers as of May 21, 2013After the accident, the officer never searched me because I was brought out on a backboard and the drug test came back negative. The owner stated that it was theirs.
Law & Mediation Office of Jeffrey L. Pollock, Esq. | Jeffrey Lawrence Pollock
A person can be charged at any time before the relevant Statute of Limitations expires. Whether you have a basis for a Suppression Motion or a good defense to the charge is a different story.
Answer Applies to: Pennsylvania
Timothy J. Thill P.C. | Timothy J. Thill
If you were alone in the vehicle, you are presumed to be in possession of any contraband which might be found in the vehicle you were driving. If the owner comes forward at trial and says the drugs were his, and that he had them secreted in said vehicle, then maybe you will be exonerated in this case.
Answer Applies to: Illinois
Law Office of David Baum | David M. Baum
Yes, you can be charged with possession of controlled substance even if they were found in someone else's vehicle. The DA will have to offer evidence to connect you with the drugs, i.e., that you were a passenger in the vehicle when the drugs were discovered.
Answer Applies to: California
Austin Legal Services, PLC | Jared Austin
You can be charged with anything. Proving it beyond a reasonable doubt is another matter entirely. If you feel you have been charged unjustly, you need to seek out an experienced criminal defense attorney in your area as soon as possible to review the case against you.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
R. Jason de Groot, P.A | R. Jason de Groot
More facts are needed to fully answer. The charge must be investigated, and if it is not even possible for there to be a charge, the case can be subject to a C4 motion. You can be charged many months, and in some cases, years after an alleged crime
Answer Applies to: Florida