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If I’m with someone who gets arrested for possession of any illegal substance, will I get in trouble too?

I'm just wondering if association with someone who gets arrested for illegal substances will get me arrested too. I don't ever carry anything on me so the cops won't ever find anything on me but if I'm with someone that has something on me, can they do anything to me?


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    Geoffrey M. Yaryan | Law Office of Geoffrey M. Yaryan
    74-075 El Paseo, Suite A-14
    Palm Desert, CA 92260
    (760) 779-9666
    Depends on the circumstaces. For example, if you are passenger in a car where contraband is found then both you and the driver may be charged with possession.
    Answer Applies to: California - Replied: 1/20/2013
    William L. Welch, III | William L. Welch, III Attorney
    111 South Calvert Street
    Baltimore, MD 21045
    (410) 385-5630
    Anyone may be charged, regardless of whether he or she in fact broke the law.
    Answer Applies to: Maryland - Replied: 1/16/2013
    Richard Williams | Law Office of Richard Williams
    301 Government Street, Suite 104
    Mobile, AL 36602
    (251) 272-3765
    Possession can be sole or joint possession as well as actual or constructive possession. Being with someone who possesses drugs might get you arrested and possibly convicted. Don't hang around people who possess drugs unless you are willing to suffer the consequences.
    Answer Applies to: Alabama - Replied: 1/16/2013
    Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
    5005 Lapeer Rd
    Burton, MI 48509
    (810) 743-2960
    If they think you were involved with possessing the substance then the answer is yes.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan - Replied: 1/15/2013
    Francis John Cowhig | Universal Law Group, Inc.
    430 S. Garfield Avenue
    Alhambra, CA 91801
    (626) 308-9936
    Depending on the circumstances of the stop and the arrest, they can also arrest you as an accessory or an accomplice.
    Answer Applies to: California - Replied: 1/15/2013
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