can i be charged as a passenger in a dui situation?

my friend and i were in a car accident and i later found out tht he had marijuana in his system can i get in any trouble for that

Asked on October 1, 2017 under Accident Law, Pennsylvania


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

If there is any credible reason to think that the marijuana was yours (including potentially that your friend, to try to reduce his own charges or punishment, tries to claim that he was holding the marijuana for you, that you had stashed your marijuana on him, that you had sold him the marijuana, etc.), then you could be charged to. The answer depends on whether there is any testimony or evidence linking the marijuana to you, too.

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