Asked in Constitutional Law for Tennessee

Q: I had gone to a motel to give a friend of mine money to help him either get out of or purchase another night. Was in the

Parking lot no more than 5 min friend got into car with a lap full of things and my car was surrounded drug dog was called, hit on car. While searching car I was taken into room that was being raided strip searched and taken back outside nothing found on me took me to jail seized car wasn't told what I was in jail for till after I was booked charged with 5 and 1/2 of meth that was the persons that got into my car. Didn't know he had a stolen uhaul or that him and gf was running for fta there was no illegal items to be seen in my car anywhere for probable cause. I had not been pulled over for committing any crime. Did not give permission to search because they wouldn't tell me why they wanted to search. Never showed me anything they found in my car. Just showed me what he had on his lap and asked if fingerprints would be on anything I told them no Would this be a illegal search and seizure. Should I have been present the whole time they searched my car

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Anthony M. Avery
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A: Hire a competent criminal attorney to represent you quickly. You will at least need a Motion To Suppress Evidence filed if indicted. At General Sessions, prepare for a Preliminary Hearing. PDs are not going to do this. This is a public forum and you have already stated too many facts.

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