Atlanta, GA asked in Constitutional Law and Criminal Law for Alabama

Q: Can an city police officer have his off duty county deputy girlfriend in street clothes search someone ?

I was pulled over for no tag, I presented my current drivers license, and proof of insurance..officer ran my name and it came back current, negative ..walked back to the car and asked if there was any thing illegal in my car, I said no.. he kept asking the same question, recieving the same answer, then asked if he could search the car..i said no then he radioed for the county k9. So I said why do you want to search my car? And I finally consented..

1 Lawyer Answer
Sheila Crumley Field
Sheila Crumley Field
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Licensed in Alabama

A: Yes. They are still a police officer even off duty. She will just have to come to court and testify in the event she found something illegal on you. Good luck.

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