What is the law pertaining to what an officer can, and cannot, search in your vehicle without a search warrant if you are arrested for DWI? No consent given to search the vehicle.
What would the cops need to request a search warrant?
DUI / DWI Attorney
If the police are impounding the vehicle (as they often do subsequent to an arrest), they are required to do an inventory search of the entire vehicle. They do not need a warrant in this situation.
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Criminal Defense Attorney
Most agencies have set policies regarding inventoring the contents of a car they are impounding. Any evidence of criminal activity they find during the inventory may be used against you. It gets very fact-specific after that.
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