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What is the punishment for accidentally lying to a police officer?

The officer asked me if there were any drugs in the car and I said no because I did not know there were. Upon a search, drugs were found and I was arrested. It was pot and in someone's backpack, not mine. What's going to happen to me?


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    Lawrence Lewis, PC | Lawrence Lewis
    242 Culver Street, Suite103
    Lawrenceville, GA 30045
    (678) 407-9300
    You are going to address the possession of drugs case, and no one will worry about anything you told the police.
    Answer Applies to: Georgia - Replied: 7/24/2013
    Gregory Casale | Gregory Casale Attorney at Law
    316 Main St, Suite 400
    Worcester, MA 01608
    (508) 752-7500
    Nothing should happen to you if the other person owned the pot. Furthermore in MA, under 1 ounce of marijuana is not illegal. If you are not talking about Massachusetts law I cannot be of assistance.
    Answer Applies to: Massachusetts - Replied: 7/18/2013
    Charles M. Schiff | Charles M. Schiff, Attorney at Law
    925 South First Street
    St Cloud, MN 56301
    (320) 259-0699
    Your response to the police officer is not the basis for a criminal charge. You may be charged with possession but you may also have a good defense to your own "knowing possession". In addition, if it is your vehicle, you would have standing to challenge the search.
    Answer Applies to: Minnesota - Replied: 7/18/2013
    Matthew R. Schutz | MatthewR. Schutz, Esq
    P.O.Box 325
    Three Bridges, NJ 08887
    (908) 391-5399
    You don't say how much was found. Assuming its 25 grams or less and it's a first offense you would qualify for conditional discharge which mean about $750 in fees
    Answer Applies to: New Jersey - Replied: 7/18/2013
    Lucio Antonio Montes | The Montes Law Firm
    7324 S/W Freeway
    Houston, TX 77074
    (713) 526-4999
    The State is not attempting to charge you for "lying" to the police officer, you are charged with possession of marijuana. You will have to go to court to defend the charge against you. It is impossible to tell you what will happen to you. You have to work with your criminal defense attorney to present a defense to the charge. In Texas the State is gong to claim that you had care custody and control. Good luck.
    Answer Applies to: Texas - Replied: 7/17/2013
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