Judy A. Goldstein
Judy A. Goldstein, Divorce / Separation Lawyer - Mokena, IL
Posted over 1 year ago.

A well thought out discussion. Thank you. As you mentioned, further information is probably needed.

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Asker
Posted over 1 year ago.

There was no dog serch or anything he just looked through the cars.

James M Henderson Sr.
James M Henderson Sr., Constitutional Law Attorney - Washington, DC
Posted over 1 year ago.

That fact pushes your circumstance further away from the fact patterns where warrantless searches have been allowed.

What happened that provoked the searches? Was there a report of a suspicious vehicle? A report of drugs or paraphernalia?

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Asker
Posted over 1 year ago.

There was nothing at all he went through it for no reason.

James M Henderson Sr.
James M Henderson Sr., Constitutional Law Attorney - Washington, DC
Posted over 1 year ago.

He found nothing. He took nothing. He damaged nothing.

Still, in these circumstances it strikes at the interests protected by the Fourth Amendment and has the odor of unreasonableness. At a minimum follow Attorney Jones' suggestion and file a complaint with the school. If an attorney would provide you with a free consultation, it might be worth looking at doing so.

Robert Pecco Baker
Robert Pecco Baker, Constitutional Law Attorney - Venice, CA
Posted over 1 year ago.

Great answer by Mr. Henderson--but the school cop did not go through your car for no reason. He just did not want to or could not tell you the reason. It may have implicated the privacy rights of another student.