If you gave a ride to someone who had drugs on them, will you be responsible if you get pulled over?

And no you are not aware of him having drugs on him.

4 Answers

  • 1 year ago
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    Yes: Absolutely.

    you are held responsible for something in your general vicinity but not on your person, whether you knew about it or not.

    This is called “constructive possession,” and if it seems like a legal concept that would lead to a lot of disagreements about who-knew-what and what-belonged-to-whom, you are correct.

    Constructive possession is a legal fiction used to describe a situation where an individual has actual control over personal property, but not actual physical control. In other words, if the item is in your car, your room, or some area over which you have control, just not in your pocket, backpack, or in your hand.

    Under the laws of most states, a person with constructive possession is treated no differently than a person with actual possession.

  • 1 year ago

    It does not matter what state. As the operator of the vehicle you are responsible for everything in it. The only way The passenger gets charged is if they admit it's theirs. Or it's actually found on their person. If it's on the seat or the floor and they dont own up, you are responsible.

  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    In my state? This would be on the passenger, not you.

    That being said, there's nothing stopping the passenger from dumping the drugs in your glove box or tossing them in the back seat the moment they see the lights and sirens.

  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    Depends what State or jurisdiction you're living in. All States have different laws.

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