Can an officer tow your car until they obtain a search warrent to search the vehicle, with no cause for a search?

what type of attorney would i need to assist in this issue?

Tacoma, WA -

Attorney Answers (3)

Jacob Brian Smith

Jacob Brian Smith

Criminal Defense Attorney - Tacoma, WA
Answered

The answer to your question is of course no, but I take it the officer will have a different opinion on whether there was "cause" for a search. Boyfriends that drive without licenses and have a criminal past don't typically tell their girlfriends that just got their car towed because of their actions that the officer had cause.

Thomas Crosby Stephenson

Thomas Crosby Stephenson

Criminal Defense Attorney - Sugar Land, TX
Answered

Generally speaking, no; however, these are really two separate issues. An officer may tow your car for an unrelated reason and then obtain a search warrant later while it's in impound.. You should speak with a criminal defense lawyer in your area.

Shawn B Alexander

Shawn B Alexander

Speeding / Traffic Ticket Lawyer - Olga, WA
Answered

You should be looking for a criminal defense attorney.
Good Luck

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