No, the CDS in a Motor Vehicle statute applies only to drivers, so if you’ve been charged with this crime but were a passenger, a dismissal of this charge is almost certain.
But there will be other complications if you were found to be in possession of controlled dangerous substances, even if you weren’t driving.
Whether you were charged with possession or a more serious charge like trafficking, you need qualified legal assistance to protect your rights and secure the best outcome in your criminal matter.
New Jersey takes drug crimes very seriously and prosecutors go to great lengths to demonstrate to voters that they are tough on those who bring drugs into New Jersey communities.
Call attorney Matthew Reisig today at 732-625-9661 for a free consultation with an experienced New Jersey criminal defense attorney.