Even though you’re a passenger in the car, you’re subject to the Florida drug possession laws. The police can lawfully arrest all of the occupants of a car if they find the drugs that are in, is in a place that’s accessible to all the occupants of the car. Ultimately, it turns on the fact of whether or not it was in a place that would be accessible to you and whether or not you should have knowledge or did have knowledge of the presence of the drugs. Under those circumstances in fact the police can arrest you. That doesn’t mean that you will ultimately be convicted of the charge, but it provides the probable cause for the arrest.
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