Oak Ridge, TN asked in Traffic Tickets for Tennessee

Q: I feel this was wrong and illegal

As I was cleaning my car out at my home an officer pulled up and wanted to know what I was doing.he had that I was stealing the car or something out of it.I showed him my D.L and Reg. He said ok.nothing more was said until

I shut and locked my car and started in the house.thats when he ask to search the car.I refused to reopen the car because he didnt have prob cause and no warrant.he had another officer put me in handcuffs and proceed with search as they said I was resisting.he did find paraphernalia. I was giving a ticket but the officer didnt sign he name but instead just put his rank. My question is "is this illegal search and seize" and "does he have to sign the citation with his name"

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Anthony M. Avery

  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Knoxville, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: The Officer will probably claim the paraphernalia was in plain view. But hire a competent attorney and prepare for a Preliminary Hearing. It is doubtful, but you might get Indicted. If so, then file a Motion to Suppress Evidence due to an illegal Search.

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