My question involves criminal law for the state of: Virginia
I was riding in someone's car and cop's pulled us over for expired tags and the driver, who does not own the vehicle, happened to be left his drivers license at home and when cops asked if they could search the car he said "whatever'. We were four people riding the car and cope found a small "joint" of marijuana (tiny marijuana roll) in that car, and it happened to be that I was in front passenger seat where cop found it. So he gave only me the summons to appear at the court. None of us smoked neither knew about existence of that marijuana in that car, We were coming back from party and 3 of us except the driver were drinking. The car belongs to friend of ours who wasn't riding with us. None of us smoked marijuana that night. The same day I went for drug screening at 11am, and tox results obviously negative.
What are my options as being charged with possession of marijuana? I never smoked neither being charged prior for anything, the only thing I have in my record is a speeding ticket in July 2006.
On top of this cops were rude and the ticket for expired tags were never issued.