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a person goes to a party and police arrive and

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a person goes to a party and police arrive and marijuna was found, who can get charged. all the poeple is 17,except for the one person just arrived and he is 18.
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Michelle replied 9 years ago.


Everyone can be charged - it is what is considered "constructive possession" meaning the state would need to prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, that those charged had some kind of authority or control over the drugs and/or the premises and that they had knowledge of the drugs. Keep in mind, that the mere proximity of the drug is not enough to get a conviction. But the arrest can be a nightmare and will be seen on a record background check.

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