Was at a friend's house police came to serve a warrant on another friend, said they smelled marijuana, they didn't even know i was there searched my purse which was in the living room found drug paraphernalia, no one gave consent to search anything, there was no marijuana charges an the charges against my friend with the warrant was thrown out of court
I hate to be so vague, but the answer is "it depends." The scenario is too fact specific to be able to give you a reliable answer with only the information you have provided here. There are many, many things that can invalidate a search. If in fact you were charged I highly suggest you consult with a competent criminal defense attorney. Only after talking with you, reviewing the police report(s), warrant(s), etc. would anyone be able to answer this question with any certainty.
It sounds as though the police may have violated your rights, but I can also think of several excuses they might use to justify their acions. Which way to hammer falls will really depend on who the judge is, but if this were may case I'd be filling a motion to get the evidence thrown out. Considdering that they may actually be something an attorney can do for you in this case, you should hire one ASAP. Lots of Avvo contributors like me would be happy to consult with you privately at no charge to see if we could help you.
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