Cops finds gun in the trunk with 3 ppl in the car who do they arrest?

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  • 1 month ago
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    There is not necessarily an arrest to be made unless somebody has committed a crime with that gun. or unless the person that's driving the car happens to be on probation or parole and have conditions that they do not possess a firearm. I would also think that transporting a firearm for somebody besides yourself while you're on probation or parole would be a violation of your terms. But it's not a crime to have a gun in the trunk of your car as long as you're not using that gun in the commission of a crime. And they're going to go after the driver of the car first.

  • J
    Lv 5
    1 month ago

    In NY, all three would likely be charged. It’s called constructive possession. It means that any drugs or weapons found in a vehicle that are not on anyone’s person legally belong to all occupants of the vehicle. If it’s in the trunk, the charges may be dropped against everyone besides the owner of the car, because it’s hard to prove that the passengers had knowledge of the contents of the trunk. But the cop will likely arrest everyone and let the courts sort it out. 

  • 1 month ago

    If they are even LOOKING in the trunk, someone was already being arrested. That said the driver is legally responsible for everything in the vehicle.

  • Cee
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    All of them until they can verify who is responsible for the gun being there.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    The gun owner, of course.

  • Murzy
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    The driver                                   .

  • 1 month ago

    No one probably. since no one in the car was in possession of it. If the driver of the car doesn't have a permit it will likely be confiscated.

  • 1 month ago

    They'll ask each person in the car (without the others present) if it's their gun and if not, whose gun it is. If nobody fesses up to it, they'll all be arrested. If one person fesses up and the others say it's not theirs, the person who owned up to it will be arrested and the other two will be released.

  • 1 month ago

    If it is an illegal firearm, most likely the owner of the car at a minimum.

  • 1 month ago

    All.

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  • 1 month ago

    All of them.   

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