Dallas, TX asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Texas

Q: I BELIEVE MY 4TH AMENDMENT CIVIL RIGHGS WERE VIOLATED I HAVE A FELONY CHARGE AS A RESULT

he was my x brother in law he told me to step out of the vehicle patted me down then stuck his hands in my pockets then searched my vehicle i had a cigarette pack and he snatched it from me and found drugs inside the pack he had no reason to do any of this other than to harass me because we never got along i was married to hus sister for 23 yrs.

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Michael Hamilton Rodgers
Michael Hamilton Rodgers
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Dallas, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: Well, if your ex-brother-in-law didn't have a legal reason to pull you over, then your rights may well have been violated. Even if he had reason for the stop, if you didn't consent to the search of your vehicle and he had no probable cause independent of consent, again, you may have a good legal challenge to puty forward. Problem here is you have provided no facts from which a lawyer here can make the determination of whether your rights were violated.

You should get a good attorney and view the video of the interaction with the officer (assuming there is one) in order for the lawyer to have a better factual basis for his or her analysis of your legal case. Do this as soon as possible. No answers you get here can substitute for the advice of wee-informed counsel. Good luck with your case.

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