they hand cuffed me and searched car, did they have the right to do so?
Depends on what you really said. If you gave them probable cause to believe that there was evidence of a crime in the car then they had the right to search it. Next time don't say anything.
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Family Law Attorney
We do not have all of the facts. It may be possible to suppress the evidence of the contraband, depending upon all of the details of your exchange with police and any other evidence they may have had. Hire counsel immediately to defend you. www.taubcriminaldefense.com
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Administrative Law Lawyer
Were you subsequently arrested and charged with a crime?
Seth Weinstein, Esq.
Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney
This reply should NOT be considered a legal opinion of your case / inquiry. At this time I do not have sufficient factual/legal documentation to give a complete answer to your question and there may be more to the issues you raised then I have set out in my brief reply.