My question involves criminal law for the state of: North Carolina
Me and my mother share a car, but it is in her name. She drove it to her boyfriends work (a prison) and they had the drug dogs out and they ended up searching my mothers car and found a small bag of marijuana in the back seat mixed up in some clothes I had just got back from and ex friends the night before. The marijuana was neither mine nor my mothers, but its going to end up going on one of us since its in her car and the car is in her name. I am 17 and my mother is 41 and she has a good job and if the charge gets put on her she could loose her job and car and thats the only income we have. If I was to take the blame for it what could happen to me? I also have 8 months until I am 18. If something did happen would I be charged as an adult or not? I also have never been in any trouble with the law besides a speeding ticket almost a year ago.