Birmingham, AL asked in Civil Litigation, Traffic Tickets, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Alabama

Q: what are my options to hold an officer accountable for violating several of my rights during a routine traffic stop?

is there no accountability to hold the officer accountable should he pull you over for no reason, lie about what he pulled you over for, fabricate some sort of probable cause evidence to search my car without my consent, forces me to stop recording the stop with my phone, two diff officers tell me its illegal for me to record them during a traffic stop, the one officer then breaks my phone by slamming it ontop of my car, detaining me for unreasonable amount of time, then after the officer and two of his buddy's tore my car up searching it for 45 minutes and finding nothing, he still pulls me out from his car, spins me around and slaps cuffs on me and tells me with out question that im being arrested for paraphernalia. proceeds to search my car for another 20 minutes and finds nothing,then after inspecting the supposed paraphenelia for the 5th time, decides he is going to have to let me go but noy before giving me a citation recording my speed 10mph faster then it wa

1 Lawyer Answer
Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL

A: I told you on that without writing in sentences beginning with capitals and ending with periods, it is impossible to be certain enough to respond accurately. Your writing is a single run-on sentence.

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.