What can I do regarding a conspiracy to sell drugs charge without solid proof?
Question Details: I'm currently involved in a case where I was robbed at gun point. I talked with the cops and they want to get a warrant to pull records of a certain social media account to view the conversation leading up to the robbery. There may be self-incriminating messages in there. If there's no physical proof of illicit drugs, can I be charged? Also, do I have to release the information on my social media account, can I deny the warrant essentially?
1) You can be convicted without "physical proof" if there is otherwise sufficient evidence that a crime was actually committed (i.e. concrete steps taken to accomplish the crime) and not merely discussed or contemplated (contemplation without action is not a crime). If this wasn't the case, if physical evidence were necessary, many drug charges could be beaten simply by "flushing" the drugs. The issue is not do the police have this type of evidence or that, but rather whether the totality of the evidence sufficiently proves the crime.
2) No, you cannot deny the warrant. If you try to, the authorities can potentially jail you for doing that and more imporantly can go directly to the carrier or provider to get the information from them.