Charged with possession of cocaine

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Country: Canada
State: Alberta

I have been charged with possession of a small amount of cocaine in a nightclub in Banff. I did not have on my possession any drugs, they were found in the cubicle I was using to urinate. The arresting officer accused me of owning what they found on the floor, I said it was not mine, and refused to admit it was mine. I did not resist arrest as I am a traveler on my way to work and this is my first time in a foreign country, not wanting to upset anyone. What are my rights now as I am to appear in court in January.

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You can continue to deny it--if they have no other proof you should be able to prevail.
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