A local business manager in Botetourt was recently charged with possession of marijuana. He had caught a ride home, when the driver was speeding and pulled over. The officer said he could smell the odor of recently burnt marijuana and proceeded to search the vehicle. Upon searching, he found a small amount of fresh marijuana in the CD holder in the sun visor on the passenger side of the vehicle.
As a young man holding down a management position, he was concerned about a marijuana possession conviction on his record – especially since he was on probation for a previous drug charge. He sought out the help of Roanoke marijuana lawyer Cerid Lugar for his case. This situation is an example of a constructive possession case where the person has to have exercised dominion and control over the material and knows the nature of the substance. Since the Commonwealth has the burden of proving these elements and was unable to do so, the case was dismissed.
Case results depend upon a variety of factors unique to each case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any future case.