If my husband was in the car with someone who had illegal drugs on them and they got pulled over can my husband get charged?

His friend already confessed.

Asked on August 12, 2012 under Criminal Law, Georgia


Kevin Bessant / Law Office of Kevin Bessant & Associates

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

More than likely your husband will not be charged with possession because the other person in the vehicle has what's called "physical" possession of the drugs. This means that it was found on his or her person, which makes that person legally culpable. Where you husband can be charged is if he was found to be in possession of the marijuana by either smoking it, or if there were other drugs found throughout the vehicle.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Answer(s) provided above are for general information only. The attorney providing the answer was not serving as the attorney for the person submitting the question or in any attorney-client relationship with such person. Laws may vary from state to state, and sometimes change. Tiny variations in the facts, or a fact not set forth in a question, often can change a legal outcome or an attorney's conclusion. Although AttorneyPages.com has verified the attorney was admitted to practice law in at least one jurisdiction, he or she may not be authorized to practice law in the jurisdiction referred to in the question, nor is he or she necessarily experienced in the area of the law involved. Unlike the information in the Answer(s) above, upon which you should NOT rely, for personal advice you can rely upon we suggest you retain an attorney to represent you.