If I got pulled over and marijuana was found but I was not arrested or given a ticket, can I still be charged?

They told me that the drug task force officer would contact me the next day.

Asked on November 9, 2013 under Criminal Law, Indiana


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

Yes, you can still be charged; the law does not require an on-the-spot arrest (or issuance of a ticket for a disorderly persons offense). It is perhaps unlikely that you will be charged, if they did not take action immediately, but it is not impossible.

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