i was riding in a car got pulled over the drug dog hit on my side of the car half ounce of look alike meth was found with a bubble in center consol of car scales and baggies were found along with needles in back of car i was charged and i was in passenger

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Saturday, May 19, 2018

just want to know since cop didn't show up at preliminary hearing will i be charged?


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Oct 05, 2020

It may vary with your state's jurisdictional laws, but in many states the rules of evidence are relaxed at the preliminary hearing and hearsay is allowed. You need to have an aggressive attorney to push this as you were an innocent passenger. The law is clear that "presence is not enough."