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Could I be charged?

I broke up with my boyfriend at the beginning of the month and moved into my dads house. About two weeks later the house that I was living in was set on fire and the police in my town pulled out stolen property and drug paraphernalia. Now I have never done drugs and I have a clean record. I just don’t want to get caught up with him and his choices.

Asked on January 29, 2018 under Criminal Law, Nebraska

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Yes, you can be charged if there was evidence that the drugs were yours: e.g. your fingerprints; found with other belongings of yours that you left behind; credible (believeable) testimony from people with personal knowledge that these were your drugs; etc. It depends entirely on what (and how strong) evidence there is linking you to the drugs.


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