Q: what constitutes the right to search a vehicle
A: There are very few ways for police to legally search a vehicle.
1. Probable cause
3. Search Incident to arrest (Limited to inventory)
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.
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