As unfair as it may seem, you can legally be arrested in the state of California
if you are found with drugs left there by someone else. This kind of situation
happens often. For example, if you have a friend that does recreational
drugs and he or she leaves them on your dashboard by accident, an officer
can see them there later and assume that they are yours.
If you are arrested for drugs belonging to someone else, your protests
will also sound contrived. Police officers all over the world have heard
the same excuses from actual drug offenders. “They aren’t
mine” or “I don’t know how they got there” are
phrases law enforcement hear all the time.
There are also three types of drug charges you could be facing in California.
Actual possession means you are immediate physical custody or management
of the drug. For example, they might have been found in your pocket. Constructive
possession means the drugs were not on your person but were found in a
place over which you have control. For example, the drugs were found in
your car or home when you were not there. Last, joint possession can happen
when you or another person share control of a drug. For example, if you
and your spouse are found with a drug in the house, both can be charged
Your case is most persuasive if you are facing a constructive possession
charge. However, you will need the help of an experienced
Ventura drug crimes attorney to mount a defense on your behalf. Our lawyers are dedicated to helping
people defend their rights and freedom. Let us see what we can do for you.
Contact us at (805) 994-0560 or fill out our online form to schedule your free case
consultation with us today.