I was stopped because mycar was stalling in drive due to the transmission. The cops stated, they was just concerned because my c

Asked over 1 year ago - San Antonio, TX

Car was acting up. For no reason they asked to search me. I had my 10 ye old n the car. Stated if I refuse they will call CPA for my son. I consented and was charged with possession of controlled substance. Pg1. After id'inhg me they stated also because my inspection sticker was 1 day out of date. No field test done. No Miranda rights read. No search of car. No ticket for expired inspection sticker. The way SAPD operates and get no repercussions. Just the other party stuck in the system. What can I do?

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  1. Frances Jean Moss Sullivan

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    Answered . This appears to be a duplicate question - this is my answer from the other question:

    An attorney can help you contest the search and suppress anything found as a result of the search. In every criminal case, you are innocent until proven guilty and an attorney will help you protect your rights. A charge of possession of a controlled substance is serious and the sooner you contact an attorney, the better.

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  2. Michael Andrew Garbe

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    Answered . You should consult with an attorney as soon as possible. There may be an issue with whether you actually consented to the search that could assist you in your legal defense. It is not possible to give you a clearer picture of your options without more specific information.

    Possession of a controlled substance is a serious offense. You need the assistance of an attorney for this matter.

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  3. Macy Michelle Jaggers

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    Answered . You hire an attorney to fight the case. She will probably file a motion to suppress on the illegal search. It's hard to suppress a search when consent is given but there is caselaw that gives guidance as to when consent has been coerced. The right judge may very well grant this motion and throw the whole case out.

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