In many cases involving drugs, law enforcement officials break into a house or search a vehicle and find illegal substances and/or drug paraphernalia. Prosecutors then build their drug crime case against the alleged perpetrator on the evidence found during that search. However, not all searches are in accordance with the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which protects Americans from unlawful searches and seizures.
If a police officer has found drugs on your person or in your vehicle, you may face drug possession charges. The severity of the charges you face will often depend on the type and quantity of drugs, as well as whether your intent was to distribute or sell the drugs in your possession.