I was pulled over for tint on windows,, my registration was over a year old because I was moving my car after my move to South Florida (stupid move, I know) they asked for my drivers license I was searching through my wallet and get very nervous because I could not find it , they thought that was suspicious behavior, but I had called the hotel that I had stayed the previous night and they confirmed that I left it there at the front desk it turns out I was under a suspension but didn’t even know it , They then told me several times that I was not under arrest but they had to tow my car and the tow truck driver would be able to take me to my Destiination to get picked up , they asked me to get out of the car I told them I wanted to take my purse in my overnight bag with me because I obviously wasn’t going to leave it in the car when they were to have had it towed,, they told me to leave my purse in the car and wouldn’t let me have it , Then upon the inventory search they had found cocaine 70$ worth and two Xanax pills,, They then came over and told me I was under arrest for what they found, it was my first offense but was that purse allowed to be searched??
If there was nobody else there that could have drove the vehicle, then this is probably a justifiable inventory search. However, if you did not admit to knowledge of the drugs, then you may have a valid defense to the crime because the state might not be able to prove it was your purse or that another person did not put the drugs in your belongings. You need a good attorney to put forward this defense. Good luck.
I am not going to argue with you about what the cops did or did not do in your case.
The bottom line is that you are asking the wrong question. Whether the cop was legally right or wrong is a not for either you or me to decide. That decision is left to a Judge.
The question that you should be asking is "now that I got a arrested for a felony what am I going to do about it?", and in that regard I strongly urge you to HIRE A LAWYER (caps intentional).
Internet lawyers can't and won't fight your case for you, nor can or will we give you a crash internet course on criminal defense, criminal procedure, the rules of evidence and the art of cross examination.
If you want to increase your odds at a favorable outcome will exponentially increase with the assistance of a skilled and experienced criminal defense lawyer efforting on your behalf.
Wishing you luck and hoping that I have been helpful in answering your question.
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