What can happen to me if I was with a friend who got caught with marijuana on him?

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What can happen to me if I was with a friend who got caught with marijuana on him?

I was with my friend who is on probation for marijuana. We were going to go smoke but we got caught just before we lite up any weed. I had nothing on me and he did so he was arrested and I was let go. The police didn’t even write my name down. Could anything still happen to me?

Asked on February 7, 2014 under Criminal Law, New Jersey

Answers:

Richard Southard / Law Office of Richard Southard

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

Mere presence is not enough for them to convict you.  If they planned on arresting you, they likely would have done so already.  In theory you coud be a witness if the case goes that far.


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