Can a police put a case on me if I’m not in possession of a drug

I got took to jail for a gun that
wasn’t mine and after being in
jail for two hours they came to
the jail with a person that I was
with and said that they found some
drugs so they have to put it in
both of us.

Asked on September 10, 2016 under Criminal Law, Texas

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

Evidence is needed to charge you with a crime, and yet more evidence (proof "beyond a reasonable doubt") is needed to actually convict you. But that evidence can come from another person's testimony, even another accused, so if the  person that you were with had drugs and said that some were yours, or you helped him buy the drugs or gave him the money for drugs, or would join with him in selling the drugs, if that testimony is credible (believable), that can be enough to charge and possibly even convict.


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