I was pulled over in okla for a expired tag that was not expired,then outside of car was searched by dog resulting in my arrest

Asked about 2 years ago - Newkirk, OK

after dog search i was arrested for drug poss is this legal

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  1. Scott D Harris

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    Answered . Was there any other traffic infraction? Once you have been pulled over for a legitimate traffic violation, an officer may request dog sniff if he has reason to believe that drugs may be found. The most often used excuse by officers is the "smell of burnt marijuana." If there was not a legitimate traffic violation, you may have a defense to the search.

    You need to contact a criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible.

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