My son was charged with a misdemeaner possesion.He gave a man a ride and they were pulled over. The guy he gave a ride to was in the back seat. My son said they could search his car and the police found a baggie with trace amounts of marijuana under the back seat where the guy was sitting.Can we take this to a jury trial?
Country relating to Question: United States
State (if USA): Arkansas
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This is a great question. I am happy to say that this may be the very kind of case that is good for a jury to decide. There are a lot of factors to consider: what did your son and the other man say? Did they know each other? Were either of them tested for using or for being under the infuence? Did the officer think that your son was using? Why did the cop pull him over?
These are questions that your lawyer may want to ask. He/she will undoubtedly get to look at the police reports when the case is in court, and can figure out what to do next.
It is very important that your son have a good lawyer. And this is the kind of case that a lawyer may be interested in taking.
Other factors are the age of your son, and the reason the police pulled them over.
Your son may be entitled to a public defender if he cannot afford an attorney.
It is important that he get a good attorney to fight this. Many people have trouble getting jobs after a drug conviction.
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