KLAW Blog Posted January 20 Report Share Posted January 20 When you’re pulled over by the police and your friend throws their stash under your seat. Are they still your friend? That’s up to you. But at the moment you probably are going to take the fall, pay the price and have your life turned inside out and upside down. The justice system is hungry… and it eats money to keep it fat. In Michigan, if drugs are discovered in your car, you as the driver are responsible for them. Under Michigan law it is assumed that you have control of any property that may be present inside your vehicle, you could be arrested and charged with possession. To Consent or not to Consent A police officer cannot search your car without either your consent or reasonable suspicion. If a search was conducted unlawfully, the evidence might be suppressed, which would be to your advantage and possibly lead to the drug case being dismissed. Although they may do so without your consent, the best preventive measure is to never consent to a police search of your vehicle. But if they already have discovered a friend’s drugs in your car, it’s crucial that you remain silent and refuse to give any interviews or statements without your lawyer present. Admit Nothing The majority of the time, when police have reason to believe you knew drugs were in your car, it’s because you confessed to knowing. Don’t make any admissions! Police frequently act as though they are trying to help you or even say things that will make you think that cooperating with them might be advantageous for you. Always keep in mind that the police are not your friends and that admitting that you were aware that drugs were present will not help your case. Even if the drugs in your car actually belong to a friend and you had nothing to do with their possession, the police must link you to their possession in order to arrest you. If you or someone you know has been accused of a crime, DUI or Drugged Driving. Call Komorn Law and turn your defense into an offense. Call Now 248-357-2550 Don’t Take the Fall Whether or not you knew that a friend’s drugs were in your car—and even if you didn’t—you could still be arrested. You must act to defend yourself because the drugs were discovered in a vehicle that is yours. Prosecutors frequently hear the justification that “the drugs were someone else’s” because people are frequently stopped by police and claim that any drugs found in their vehicles were not theirs despite the fact that they were. “ The most crucial action you should take if the police find your friend’s drugs is to gather all the information and speak with an experienced Michigan criminal defense attorney. Drug Possession and Criminal Defense Lawyer offers aggressive defense against DUI, Driving While High, Marijuana, Medical Marijuana and all criminal charges in Oakland County, Macomb County, Lapeer County, Washtenaw County, Ann Arbor, Birmingham, West Bloomfield, Grand Rapids, Lansing and The entire State of Michigan. Michigan.gov Komorn Law Social Media Facebook Twitter Instagram LinkedIn YouTube Recent Posts Police found my friend’s drugs in my car-What do I do? Michigan Gov Vetoes Several Medical Cannabis Bills What is Constructive Possession? MAKING THE MSP LAB ANALYST YOUR WITNESS Can a caregiver work in a licensed facility and retain their caregiver status under MMMA? Michigan marijuana testing lab says potency results are legit Can you drink and drive on private property in Michigan? Another Case Dismissed Drug Recognition Evaluator Testimony Not Valid after COA Opinion News Scrape November 2022 Major Financial Association And 44 State Partners Demand Marijuana Banking Vote Michael Komorn-Featured Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorney Tag Cloud 2020 2021 BMMR CBD corruption. prosecutors detroit dispensary DUI forfeiture ginnifer hency hemp komornlaw lara law enforcement abuse laws legal Legalization marijuana Medical Marijuana Michigan MMFLA MMMA MMMA Regulations MRA news police politics Recreational Cannabis science shattuck DISCLAIMERThis post may contain re-posted content, opinions, comments, ads, third party posts, outdated information, posts from disgruntled persons, posts from those with agendas, private stuff and general internet BS. Therefore…Before you believe anything on the internet regarding anything – do your research on “Official Government and State Sites”, Call the Michigan State Police, Check the State Attorney General Website and Consult an Attorney – Use Your Brain. You’re on the internet. The post Police found my friend’s drugs in my car-What do I do? appeared first on Komorn Law. View the full article Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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