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

1 Answer from Attorneys

Michael Hendrickson Michael 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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