Q: Can a city cop conduct a traffic stop and search the vehicle of a tribal member on tribal land?

He said he had probable cause but they all say that and that he was allowed to search the vehicle. He found a bowl worth of marijuana and threatened me with a felony cause he told me since I'm a tribal member on tribal land it's a felony to have marijuana

1 Lawyer Answer
Charles Watts
Charles Watts
  • Licensed in Oklahoma

A: It depends on the agencies. There are agencies that are cross-commissioned which means the “city” cop may also be a tribal cop as well.

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