Drug arrest and release- what's next?
June 30, 2007 10:28 AM Subscribe
My female friend's car was pulled over yesterday, and marijuana was found. They released her with some conditions. She is getting a lawyer, but we are wondering if what occurred is common, and where she should go from here.
posted by zoey08 to law & government (41 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
She was pulled over for speeding in a Texas town, and the cop smelled the notorious smell of the green. They of course searched the car, and found a small amount. She was arrested, handcuffed, etc. She then informed them that it was her whole family's car, and the person who was driving it last must have put it in the car. She said she had no idea that it was there. After many tears and all that, they believed her, and released her. They told her that within a week, she must confess, bring the guilty party in to confess, or bring them the name of/ information on a dealer. Either way she has to go into the station. She told her father, and they are going to speak to a lawyer ASAP. She is justifiably scared, as she is off to grad school in the fall for the next three years and a drug conviction would obviously hurt her very bright future. My feeling is that if they released her, they are not that interested in ruining her life or anything. Has anyone heard of this occurring? They will talk to the lawyer about the legality of his actions and all that. Should she just give what little information about a dealer she can find (she really can't give them much at all)? Have any idea about what she should expect when she goes in? Anything vital to ask the lawyer? Anyone have some other advice? She is just really frightened right now and a little lost.