Frequently Asked Questions About Marijuana in a Motor Vehicle Charges

What if I am not the owner of the motor vehicle?

If you are the driver and the owner is not present, and you either possess the marijuana on your person or knowingly keep or allow to be kept within the marijuana in the vehicle where passengers typically sit, you can be convicted of this offense.

What if the marijuana is in the trunk?

This statute does not apply to marijuana in a trunk or other portion of the vehicle where passengers do not typically sit. However, keep in mind that the glove compartment is considered an area where passengers normally sit.

Marijuana in a Motor Vehicle Information