Refused the search searched anyway let passenger sit in car while searched then passenger was made to get out drugs found in ditch let passenger walk away after taking 600.00 from him arrested me for paralipha poss with intent and tampering with evidence
Sounds like bullshit! What district is this? There are a number of ways the officer can search if he articulates it correctly. You’ll have to hire someone and have every detail looked into in order to decide if there is a suppression issue or not. Call me 731-540-9999. I’ll be in the office most of the day.
If you are pulled over and ultimately charged with a serious crime, there are steps procedurally that you have to go through. First, was the seatbelt violation true. If it was, then the police officer may have had probable cause to pull you over. Probable cause is a low standard. From what you have said, I don't see probable cause to search your car. Did the police smell drugs? Did you talk about drugs? Was the pull over for more than a seatbelt violation? You should consult with a local criminal defense attorney.
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