A person may be charged with criminal possession of a weapon if that person has actual (the weapon is on the person, under direct physical control, or within reach) or constructive possession (the person has knowledge of where a weapon is and control over that area) of a deadly weapon.
In addition a person may be [...]
Possession is one of the most ambiguous terms encountered in the criminal justice system. Depending on how and when the term is used, it has a variety of possible meanings. To distinguish the many nuances of drug possession laws, the legal system has modified the term by using descriptive words to categorize the various types [...]