Are Additional Drug Related Charges Tacked On To Drug DWI Charges?
Quite often, when people are investigated for DWI, they will be charged with other offenses, such as possession of a controlled substance. Sometimes, it is prescription drugs, such as Xanax, or Adderall, these are commonly used prescribed drugs. People may have those in their pocket, but not in a prescription bottle. They will be arrested, and prosecuted for possession of a controlled substance as well. In DWIs caused by drugs, once the person is arrested, the car is going to be searched, and the officers may find controlled substances, or drugs, and be aware, you will be searched.
They will be charged with possession of a controlled substance. If the officer does not find controlled substances on the initial search, they will be arrested, and they do not volunteer any information, and then it is found after being booked, then they will be charged with the offense of bringing that controlled substance into jail. This seems somewhat unfair to me because once you are arrested, nothing is voluntary. You are not voluntarily going to jail, so I do not think you have the intent to take it to jail, but they get charged anyway with this offense.