Without knowing all the facts of the case, there is no way to predict what may happen to your friend. He's facing two felony charges that carry the very real possibility of jail time - if they can prove the charges against him.
The facts of the case - particularly the amount involved, any statements by him or others and what all the evidence can prove matter. He may also have legal defenses - search issues, etc.
Bottom line - he needs a good criminal defense attorney that routinely practices in the court where his case will be heard. Once his attorney reviews the case, they can then start assessing the case.
He could be facing jail or even prison time. However, if he didn't know the drugs were in the car, he is not guilty. He will have to discuss the facts of his case with his attorney.
Yes, he is looking at time in custody on these charges. Have him retain an attorney right away and tell him not to talk about the case with anyone but his attorney. Everyone he talks to that is not an attorney can be subpoenaed to testify against him.
Kim W. Hansen
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