Yes, you can be charged with possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (CDS) in a motor vehicle even if you did not have the drugs in question on your person.
Odds are that if the police find drugs on a passenger in your car, the presumption will be that you were aware of the drugs and were therefore knowingly transporting them and in a state of “constructive possession” of them.
This doesn’t mean you’ll be convicted. There are many defenses to drug charges, from questioning the legality of the traffic stop, to the search itself, to whether you knew that your friend was in possession of drugs.
Attorney Matthew Reisig knows how to protect his clients’ rights and help them get the best possible outcome against drug charges in New Jersey.
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