Williamsburg, KY asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Kentucky

Q: Can an officer charge you with possession after the vehicle gets to the impound lot and he goes later and "searches" car

After the vehicle sat there after first tow truck "couldnt haul it" then another tow driver hauled it to their tow yard and seen my guns in my vehicle and called the officer and had him come back out to his tow yard and then they supposedly did a search and found "drugs!" While also destroying an expensive purse and stealing $1200, and several items of mine. Then are charging my fiance with possession of a firearm by a felon, eventhough hes not a felon, because the tow driver did a criminal history report on the owner, and not knowing for sure if its the right person or not and then the cop apparently never actually ran it through ncic!! So hes still being falsely imprisoned due to the bond being so high!!! and he wasnt arrested anywhere near the truck anyways, and then they came down to ky ave and arrested me because i was in the area, even though we werent ever told by a judge to stay out of the area.

2 Lawyer Answers
Leland Hulbert
Leland Hulbert
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Louisville, KY
  • Licensed in Kentucky

A: Inventory searches are semi-protected under the law. It really depends on the facts and what probable cause the police had and if anything was in plain view. I think you need to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Louisville, KY
  • Licensed in Kentucky

A: Hire an experienced criminal defense attorney to represent you both immediately.

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