Bardstown, KY asked in Traffic Tickets and Criminal Law for Kentucky

Q: What are my options if my 4th amendment rights were violated by an officer?

I was pulled over by an officer...he never asked for license, insurance, or registration and came to the passenger side of the vehicle then demanded me and my passenger to get out of the car without any probable cause. We said no and the officer snatched me out of the car through the window of the car. What can I do about this?

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

A: It depends if they had probable cause. If they had reason to believe you all were engaged in criminal activity well before you got pulled over when you got pulled over then they may have a right to do what they did. If this was in Louisville they likely have body cam and will show exactly how they acted. If they had no reason to pull you over except minor traffic violations then they clearly cannot do what they’ve done and you need to contact an experience attorney.

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