My question involves criminal law for the state of: Georgia
I was pulled over for failure to maintaine lane, however to the best of my knowledge and belief I did not cross any lanes. I was searched, my vehichle was searched and there was nothing found on me or in my truck. I had a passenger that I was giving a ride home. A friend of mine asked if I would give him a ride home. He gave the police his wrong name, and he started to run, they tased him and because of that I was immediately placed in handcuffs as the office told me I was going to Jail. I said for what and he said obstruction. I told him I had just met this man and that he told me his name was Gary. I was taken to jail because the officer said I should have told him I did not know who he was. I was handcuffed and then they found a pipe on the ground, they said the other guy said it was mine. So my charges are failure to maintaine lane and possession of drug related object.
I went to court and asked for a public defender, my question is how can I be charged for something found on the ground. I am requesting that the Video be played to show that I did not put this on the ground. It showed up once this guy took off running.