Philadelphia, PA asked in Civil Rights for Pennsylvania

Q: Car was impounded to do further search. I was not allowed to get personal belongings house key

No permission to search, found small tuperware container on backseat with "residue" found paraphilnia in trunk of car. Impounded to search further..wasnt allowed to have anything out of car. Reason for being pulled over changed...first was plexi glass side back window at 1am. Then it was registration then switched license plate light was out. We asked flr car to be started and lights on to show us the light was out and officer refused.

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Peter N. Munsing

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  • Wyomissing, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: If you were charged you need to get with an attorney who handles criminal cases in that county. If you weren't charged you need your car back. Then contact the pennsylvania civil liberties union, ask for the names of "cooperating attorneys" in your area. They usually will give free consults.

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