I was gambling in front of my friends business. Police came with a search warrant for business. Business was closed, the gate and doors were closed. The police took my car keys from me to open my car trunk to get the store keys to open up the business without my consent. Do they have the right to get my car keys from me to open my car trunk without search warrant to my car? They went into the business and took money, guns, laptop and monitors because they think the business was keeping a gambling place. And on property seizure, they list all the items they took with money amount as UNKNOWN. "Unknown amount of Cash" So, I don't know exactly how much they took from my friend business. My friend is out of the country for the last 45 days. I just watching the place for him.
Do you have a copy of the warrant. Is you name on the warrant?. Does the warrant say that can search cars? Did the police ask you for consent? If your name is not on the warrant police can search you if you pose a danger to them Without seeing the warrant and police report it is hard to give you a accurate answer for your set of facts,
If your name is not on the warrant then no. If you gave them consent to search your vehicle then yes. Its hard to give you definite answers without seeing the warrant
It depends on the scope of the warrant. You need to take a look at it. It may allow for opening of your car to get the keys to the store. When property is seized the police do list the items for the most part. If the police legally seized these items they will notify the owner and there is a specific time frame to attempt to get this property back. It looks like the police have not formally charged anyone with a crime but will most likely do so. I think you need to reach your friend and both obtain legal counsel that specializes in criminal law in the area where this happened.
Every case and set of circumstances is different. I will try my best to answer your question based on the information provided but do not guarantee the advice and any results.
This depends on the exact language of the search warrant. They typically include all cars in the curtilage, which basically means immediately adjacent to the property. Your friend and possibly you will need to hire an attorney to address this in court.
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