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Can you fight charges if the drugs found aren’t yours?

| Sep 11, 2019 | Drug Charges |

Drug charges have the potential to be devastating to your life. It can be extremely frustrating when those charges shouldn’t have been filed to begin with.

Many people find themselves in trouble when they’re set up by others or when they find there are drugs in their possession that they didn’t know they had. Anything from possessing another person’s prescriptions to having drugs left behind from a friend in your vehicle can be harmful and result in a case against you.

You can defend yourself by showing that the drugs aren’t yours

You are able to defend yourself by showing that the drugs that were found in your possession weren’t yours. If the drugs belong to someone else, then you can simply say you are not guilty of the crimes you’re being accused of. Your attorney will focus on making the defense attorney prove that the drugs discovered in your possession belonged to you. If that’s not possible, then you may be able to walk away without a conviction.

How could you run into a situation where drugs found in your possession aren’t yours?

There are plenty of times when this could happen. For instance, imagine being a taxi driver. You’re always taking people to and from their destinations, and you don’t necessarily know what they have in their luggage or possession. If they leave behind a baggie of drugs, you might not notice. Now, if you are stopped by the police for a traffic violation and the drugs are in plain view, you could be accused of being in possession. If this happens to you, talk to your attorney about how to best protect your interests.

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