Unformatted text preview: bag if that person does not know that they are in the bag? Holding: No, a person can not be held criminally responsible for the drugs and paraphernalia if they are unaware of the bags contents. Opinion: The court held that knowledge is a primary element of the criminal act of possessing drugs and paraphernalia. Therefore, the accused must have knowledge of both the presence of the items and the illegality of them....
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course CCJS 230 taught by Professor Hammill during the Fall '07 term at Maryland.
- Fall '07