Canton, OK asked in Criminal Law for Oklahoma

Q: Do you have to remove your dogs from a vehicle during the traffic stop so the canine can conduct a free air search

I was an ended Oklahoma and they made me get my dogs out of the truck because the canine handler said their dog would not work with my dogs in the vehicle. They told me if I didn't remove my dogs from the vehicle during the free air search they would have animal control come and take my dogs.

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David A. Cincotta
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Oklahoma City, OK
  • Licensed in Oklahoma

A: The question you ask unfortunately cannot, in my opinion, be answered with a simple yes or no. The intricacies of a Fourth Amendment analysis regarding your rights and the actions of law enforcement are very fact specific. If you were charged with a criminal offense resulting form that traffic stop, you should discuss in detail the events with your attorney.

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