Legal Question in Criminal Law in Virginia

What is the law and punishment on possesion of crack cocain in a vehicle if both codefendents deny ownership,even if the said was found under driver and vehicle owners seat

Asked on 10/23/13, 9:18 am

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Michael E Hendrickson Michael E Hendrickson

The driver and owner of the vehicle might well be convicted of the charge(s) based upon the legal theory known as "constructive possession" whereas the co-defendant occupying the passenger's seat might well be acquitted (if the matter were to go to trial---in my opinion).

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Answered on 10/23/13, 3:08 pm

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