Legal Question in Criminal Law in Illinois

If you are in a home that ends up being involved in a home raid..who is held responsible for any drugs found in home

Asked on 10/09/13, 11:23 am

1 Answer from Attorneys

Purav Bhatt The Law Office of Purav Bhatt

There are many factual issues that can raise challenges to who is responsible for drugs being found in a home. According to the law, the homeowner can be held responsible for drugs in the home under a theory of "constructive possession" and "accountability". To satisfy this, the prosecution must establish that the drugs were in a place that the homeowner had access to and that the homeowner knew the drugs were in the home.

Like I said, there are many factual issues that may change the argument and situation you are dealing with.

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Good luck

Purav Bhatt

Attorney at Law

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Answered on 10/10/13, 9:16 am

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