POSSESSION OF DRUGS
To convict someone of possession of illegal drugs, the prosecutors must prove two things. You must have knowledge of where the drugs are and control over the drugs. For example, if you were driving your wife’s car and she had illegal drugs in the trunk, but you didn’t know the drugs were there, you would not be guilty of possession of drugs because you had control over the drugs but didn’t have knowledge that the drugs were in the car. If your wife was driving her car and she told you she had illegal drugs in the trunk, you would not be guilty of possession of illegal drugs because you had knowledge of the drugs, but you didn’t have control over the drugs. You must have both knowledge and control over the drugs to be convicted of possessing illegal drugs. In addition, if you were stopped illegally or searched illegally, any drugs found may not be held against you.