Vincennes, IN asked in Criminal Law for Indiana

Q: Vehicle was searched nothing was found took boyfriend to jail searched again and found a handguns that allowed

My boyfriend was pulled over and arrested for a warrant they searched the vehicle while he was there they found nothing took him to jail search the vehicle again before I arrived and found a handgun now he's being charged with unlawful possession of a firearm by serious violent convicted felon

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James A Hanson
James A Hanson
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Fort Wayne, IN
  • Licensed in Indiana

A: If there was a valid warrant for your boyfriend's arrest, the officers are allowed to do a search incident to arrest within certain limits. Also, if the vehicle was going to be impounded, they are allowed to do an inventory search. There are many nuances and details associated with search and seizure law, so your boyfriend's lawyer needs to look at the specific facts and circumstances in the case to see if there is any grounds for a motion to dismiss or a motion to suppress evidence.

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