My co-defendant and I were riding separate motorcycles when we merged behind a county sheriff, we proceeded to a traffic light, stopped, it turned green, we all proceeded. The officer turned his right hand turn signal and got into the right hand turn lane. We abruptly turned left as I was following my cd, and parked and went into a auto parts store. The officer came as we were in the store, ran tags on bikes, (they were completely legal) and then he exits his car, comes into the store and asks my co-d what his name is. He replies with his name and the officer asks him to come outside. He complies. He asks me to come outside, I am in the middle I'd ordering parts I needed for my car, as I had to pay so the odr could be place for l8r pick up. I know the 4th amendment and the fact that this is not a legal traffic stop, so I went outside, gave my name and informed the officer that once he ran my name, a warrant would show for an fta for failure to show cause in a family Court case out of county. He asked me to sit in the back off his car while he ran that info. The situation ended in him verifying with the owner of the motorcycles that he could come pick up his bikes yet he search
I am not sure what you are asking. I would strongly recommend that you STOP posting facts about your case on a public website. I also recommend that if you haven't done so already that you consult with and retain an experienced criminal defense attorney in the Tampa area to assist you with this matter. Do not discuss this matter with anyone else other than an attorney.
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The sheriff will probably have a different story on the traffic stop. Highly suggest that you post no further potentially incriminating statements on a public website like Avvo and immediately consult with a local criminal attorney to review your situation and legal options. Use the "find a lawyer" tab above.
Did you forget to ask a question dealing with criminal defense?
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