San Tan Valley, AZ asked in Criminal Law for Arizona

Q: I was a passenger in vehicle and was told they had probable cause to se a rch the vehicle and my purse for inventory

They only searched my bag and found meth I side and nothing else was searched and the vehicle was not towed nor impounded I was read right put I. Cuffs and was released was told. I'd have to appear in court in 3 months what should I do I have a fingerprint card I don't waNt to loose this happened just last night

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Brad Rideout
Brad Rideout
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Scottsdale, AZ
  • Licensed in Arizona

A: There may be a search issue there with the search of your purse, if they searched the purse for inventory reasons but didn't ultimately take you into custody.

As for your fingerprints, unfortunately, all courts require you to get fingerprinted prior to your arraignment, even if the case may be dismissed in the future.

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