When you say “they,” you mean North Carolina law enforcement officials, right? Oh, yes, they can arrest you—and you can be convicted, even if they didn’t find any contraband on you.
Under North Carolina criminal law, possession of illegal drugs—or any other sort of forbidden material—can be established in either of two ways:
Constructive possession in a North Carolina controlled substance case is necessarily a matter of circumstantial evidence. This means that the police may not be able to prove conclusively that you were the owner of the drugs, but they can show you acted in such a way that the owner would in similar circumstances. Some types of evidence that could be used against you include:
There are important things to remember about the use of constructive possession to connect you to contraband of any sort, such as illegal drugs:
Constructive possession cases are extremely fact-specific. If the prosecutor has even one of the less-important facts wrong, your defense attorney can throw doubt on the whole case against you.
A skilled Wilmington legal defense attorney is essential if you are accused of drug crimes in Pender, Brunswick, or New Hanover County. At Speaks Law Firm, our North Carolina drug possession lawyers have extensive experience in puncturing prosecutors’ shoddy casework.
Every day you wait allows the prosecution’s case to get stronger, so don’t delay. Call Speaks Law Firm today at 910-341-7570 or toll-free at 910-341-7570 to get our legal defense team working for the best available outcome in your case.
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