Saint Joseph, MO asked in Criminal Law for Missouri

Q: what constitutes the right to search a vehicle

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John C. Schleiffarth
John C. Schleiffarth
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • St. Louis, MO
  • Licensed in Missouri

A: There are very few ways for police to legally search a vehicle.

1. Probable cause

2. Warrant

3. Search Incident to arrest (Limited to inventory)

4. Consent

Specific details would be needed to discuss whether a specific search could be seen as illegal. Hiring an aggressive defense lawyer with experience in fighting illegal searches is imperative in cases like this. There are a number of motions to be filed and arguments to be made.

John Schleiffarth


St. Louis, MO


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