Excerpt from Attorney Ralph Behr’s Book. Street Smarts- Criminal Law 1.01 – If my Roommate has paraphernalia do I get arrested?

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100 ‘most asked ‘ questions

IF MY ROOMMATE HAS PARAPHERNALIA DO I GET ARRESTED?

Yes.

If you’re in a place, or in a space, where a reasonable person can conclude that you are either in actual or constructive possession of paraphernalia you are subject to arrest.

This can be in a car, or in your dormitory room, or in your apartment.

The fact that the paraphernalia is in another room allows you grounds to argue; but not with a cop. Perhaps in front of the jury.  Bad place to be.

If your roommate has paraphernalia either it/ he/she goes or you go.