Can a police search your car without you present

Asked over 1 year ago - Russellville, KY

my car was parked out side a hospital and the police came up and said he smell weed coming out of the car can he search if i was parked

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  1. Frank Mascagni III

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    Answered . Normally the police need a search warrant to search a car. BUT, there are many exceptions to the need for a warrant: search incident to arrest, misdemeanor committed in their presence, probable cause to believe a crime has been committed/ "criminal activity afoot", etc. The sell of marijuana may be enough, but mre facts are needed. Consult with a criminal defense lawyer in your area. www.kacdl.net

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  2. Gray Richard Proctor

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    Answered . Yes.

    Answers are for informational purposes, not legal advice for your specific situation. www.appealsandhabeas.com
  3. Harry Edward Hudson Jr

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    Answered . Maybe. See your attorney.

    The above is not intended as legal advice. The response does not constitute the creation of an attorney client... more

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