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Can a cop open my car door without asking?

Duluth, GA |

My friend and I were pulled over; when my friend stepped out of the car, the cop came back and open the car door without asking. I asked the cop if he was allowed to open the door without our permission and he said that he could.

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If the officer did not have probable cause to search the vehicle, then the answer is no. If the search was unconstitutional, you may be able to file a claim for violation of your civil rights pursuan to 42 USC Sec.1983.

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