Drug Possession Criminal Defense
Some other things I want to know about your case are how well you knew this person? Is this somebody that you knew as a drug user or was it somebody that you were using drugs with? Is there any evidence to suggest either through their statement or yours that you knew and had access or control over the drugs?
Another important thing I want to know about your case is where the drugs were located. If they were in your immediate vicinity, whether they were concealed like in a pocket of the passenger or in your purse. So, those circumstances surrounding the alleged crime help the prosecutor as well as me evaluate whether they can prove that you had access, dominion, and control over the controlled substance.
So, one of important things I’d want to know about your case when you’re charged with possession of the controlled substance is whether there was a lawful bases to the stop. Was there a reason for the officer to pull you over in the first place? Did you commit some traffic violation or matched a description of the suspect? What was the reason that the officer pulled you over?
Considering or not there was a lawful violation that justified the stop, the next thing I’d want to consider is whether or not you gave consent to search. That means that the officer asked you “Can I search your vehicle?” and did you say “Yes”, or did he simply order you out of the car and you felt you had no choice but to get out, you were not free to leave and did the officer go ahead and searched your consent?
In cases where a driver gives consent to search the vehicle, you may not have the same ability to win a motion to suppress, but the attorneys of Johnson Criminal Law Group will look at the facts and circumstances that surround the case including any statements in a police report as well what you tell us to determine whether or not we could prevail with a motion.