Q: Got pulled over, I think an illegal search was conducted.. Please help and answer my question.. From Plattsmouth, Ne
I got pulled over for no brake lights, the officer ofcourse wrote the tickets came back to my truck and gave them to me, when he was about to leave he noticed the corner of a silver case.. So he called me back to his police car and said he needs to ask me a question. So i did and he asked whats in the silver case.. I explained that i do alot of hualing and moving and that i wasnt sure. He said how about we open it and look. I told him i wasnt going to consent to a search so he called in a dog. Now we had waiting for a off duty (Plain clothes) deputy to arrive for atleast an hr.. So after the dog was walked around my truck like 5 times he finally hit by jumpin his front paws to an hood in back of my truck. Well after everything they found close to half oz of meth with a scale in the silver case.. I was told this was an illegal search for a few different reasons! Is this true?
A: There are issues which need to be litigated. You need to hire an attorney YESTERDAY.
You need to start working in this now
A: It likely is an illegal search. The fact that the stop was for the tail lights and a ticket was given ends the stop. There is a good case that talks about per longing the nature of a stop leading to the discovery of evidence. A good criminal lawyer should be able to advise you further.
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