DOT found a meth pipe in my truck

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  1. John Bertucci

    John Bertucci Light Load Member

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    it werent mine so i just wanted to know if i can prove that it aint if i can get it taken off my record
     
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  3. Rubber duck kw

    Rubber duck kw Road Train Member

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    This has to be a joke.
     
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  4. Southtxhauler420

    Southtxhauler420 Light Load Member

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    Lol. Well if they found it in an area thats not frequently used or not in your belongings and you havnt admitted to it, then you will have to go to court. They will charge you and then youll have to hire a lawyer. They have to prove you knew it was there. And if you havnt admitted to it, and it hidden somewhere you don't commly use and was not in your personal belongings, thats going to be kinda hard and I would imagine they will just drop the charge.

    Why would the DA take a simple drug paraphernalia charge all the way to trial if wasnt a sure thing. And even if They win what would they get out of you? Its a simple misdemeanor charge... What will probably happen if you hire a lawyer and tell him your not pleading guilty and want to have a jury trial I bet the DA will drag it out as long as possible and then dismiss it.. Thats been my experience at least.
     
  5. Ridgeline

    Ridgeline Road Train Member

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    I know what a good lawyer/da will ask.


    How long did you have the truck?


    Then a lawyer will ask you this question, what were you acting like to make the cop do a physical inspection of the truck cab?
     
  6. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    So whats the rest of the story ?
     
  7. bad-luck

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    This is just my 2 cents, as a truck stop attorney with the law firm of fuel em and go.

    So where you charged with paraphernalia?
    Were you sent for a mandatory drug test?
    Will you pass it if you were?
    Are you an O/O?
    If you are a company driver, are you OTR or local?
    Do you have an assigned truck or Do you "slip seat"
    Where was the paraphernalia found?
     
  8. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Doesn't matter if it was yours. You could have still used it. It was in your truck. Do you still have a job?
     
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  9. Chinatown

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    Whose finger prints are on it? Probably the DOT officer; not yours.
     
  10. mpd240

    mpd240 Road Train Member

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    Tell them the crack ##### of a lot lizard must have left it there.
     
  11. Southtxhauler420

    Southtxhauler420 Light Load Member

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    Lets not assume anything guys. It dont matter how he looked or why they searched his truck... And the what ifs and could ofs dont legally matter.

    Its possible it could of been someone else's of its a company truck or shares it or has shared it with someone else. Even if he didnt share it and is a OO he can still beat it.

    Whos to say his mad gf didnt plant it there or a co worker who uses stashed it and forgot about it. It happens. And as long as OP didnt admit to it, then in say you got a good chance getting it dismissed. Trust me. Ive dealt with the court system several times. I know how it works. Theyll try to get you to plead to something bc they want money out of you with out having to spend money. Going to trial is very costly and time consuming for you and the DA.. Thats why I'm saying what would they gain even if they won? It would cost more to prosecute you than to just drop it.
     
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