You’re driving to the store one night after helping out a friend and taking them home from work. All of a sudden, a cop pulls up behind you for another reason, and decides to check your car because they believe that you are acting suspiciously and may be hiding drugs. You know you aren’t but, lo and behold, they find a stash of drugs under the passenger seat. Even though you know that your friend left the drugs in your car and that they aren’t yours, this looks like a pretty desperate situation that could lead to terrible results and criminal charges you may not deserve. Today we’ll take a look at these cases and what we can do for you.
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When you have been found with drugs in your vehicle that were not yours, you may want to think about information that will help you defend yourself against drug charges. Some of these include: Am I sure who planted the drugs in my car? Do you have proof that it was your friend or acquaintance? Do you have a theory on why somebody would have left the drugs in your car and not taken them along? Have you let somebody recently borrow your car? Is this your car, or another person’s car? Courts constantly hear the defense: “The drugs were not mine.” This is why you need to build up your case in the most believable way and talk to a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.
Before you even attempt to answer the mentioned questions and prove why the drugs weren’t yours, you may have one more important question to answer: Why did the cops pull you over in the first place? In order for police to engage in a search, they must have probable cause. They can’t pull you over just because they know that you personally have a drug-related history. In other cases, the cops may have thought they found drugs but they really weren’t. If they weren’t, then you will not be charged.
In cases where drugs were found in your vehicle, it is important that you have a criminal defense attorney on your side. As you probably already know, it is difficult to prove these cases and you may need our assistance. Call us today for more information on how we can help you.