Norway, MI asked in Criminal Law and Constitutional Law for Michigan

Q: i was stopped for alleged speeding 48 in a 35. was told if everything checked out i would recieve a verbal warning.

he gave me a verbal warning then said his dog hit on my truck which i did not consent to but i know he did not call us in cause my plates were 2 months expired not to mention when he ran mine and my wifes license he said we were clear in michigan not knowing my wife had a wisconsin dl. an empty container was found which neither of us took credit for containing residue. they handed me a business card expecting me to be an informant when i denied a warrant for my arrest was issued 30 days later. both officers had conflicting stories in there report with various other red flags.

1 Lawyer Answer
Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: You need a criminal defense attorney now. These situations are fact dependent. It sounds like there was a valid stop. An attorney might want to know how long you were stopped before the dog came out. And there are some interesting cases regarding what can happen when a dog "hits" on a vehicle. All that said, if a container containing residue was properly found in the vehicle, and you were the driver...this one is on you to defend.

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