I was approached by a police officer who then searched me found a verry snall amount of marijuana and he then searcjed the car

Asked over 1 year ago - Fort Worth, TX

he found a pipe and my celluar phone he asked me for my password and i told him i beilived that was illegal and i wouldnt tell him so he said okay now it is mine and he seized it. is that legal?

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  1. Rixon Charles Rafter III

    Contributor Level 20


    Lawyers agree

    Answered . Hire a criminal attorney IMMEDIATELY and discuss ALL the facts and circumstances, including the story about the cell phone and the car search.

    You MAY have options that MAY impact the admissibility of the evidence against you.

    Don't go online with your case facts again--bad idea inb a criminal case to discuss the issues in an open, public forum that the authorities could, if they chose to, use to ID the Asker.

    NOT LEGAL ADVICE. FOR EDUCATION AND INFORMATION ONLY. Mr. Rafter is licensed to practice in the Commonwealth of... more
  2. Harry Edward Hudson Jr

    Contributor Level 20

    Answered . Mr. Rafter is absolutely correct. An officer can approach a person. What the officer can and cannot do depends on the nature of and basis for the encounter.

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

    Contributor Level 14

    Answered . Consult with an attorney.

    This is not a legal advice or solicitation, and does not create an attorney-client relationship. Consult with an... more

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