While driving a friend’s car, police found drugs in the vehicle and arrested me. Why was I charged with drug possession?
Keep in mind that for someone to be arrested for drug possession or any other offense, most states only require that an officer have probable cause to make the arrest. Probable cause is a much lower standard of proof than what is required for a conviction. Depending on the laws of your state, the officer most likely had probable cause to arrest you, but whether or not it will be enough to convict you depends on the standards for establishing guilt in your jurisdiction.→ Read More