Can 1 person in a house be convicted in a house if drugs are found in a common are such as the garage

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Question: Can 1 person in a house be convicted in a house if drugs are found in a common are such as the garage

Dude got arrested when door was kicked in and weed was found in garage

 

Answer:

It is possible. If the person had access to the garage, they could be charged under what is charged constructive possession, meaning they had the knowledge and ability to possess the items even if it wasn’t actually in their hands at the time. However, the prosecutor would still have to prove that your friend did have that knowledge and ability. Your friend should contact a lawyer to try to resolve this and you both should avoid putting facts of the case online.

 

Justin C. Hunt

Expungement Attorney in North Kansas City, MO