Taylor, MI asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets and Civil Rights for Ohio

Q: While delivering,pulled said no signal,left a drug house, passenger questioned,had past,pulled out cuffed,in car,letgo

While my fiancee & I were doing deliveries a week ago on last delivery when left at stop sign a cop car down the road at a stop sign with lights out, so as usual I used all my signals and waited 5 sec before turning I wasn't followed think I went through 3-4 stop signs and 4 roads before getting on eway as I'm turning onto eway and maybe 1/2 mile down road I could see the police car in mirror with lights on, so police approach passenger side,said didn't use signal,questioned told doing deliveries then asked where were we coming from,told him the rd name, he tells me you know you just left a drug house, requested me to show him my app, said I was lying then asked for ids, they were ran,my fiancee was passenger asked if had past, said yes,then was pulled out hand cuffed put in cruiser,then officers come back request to search car I deny nicely,& question officer about not using signal,I tell him I know I used it cause it was still on,says has on video& getting upset gives warning&letgo

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James L. Arrasmith
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  • Sacramento, CA

A: In the situation you described, it appears that you were stopped by the police for alleged traffic violations and questioned about your activities. It's essential to remember your rights during such encounters. You have the right to remain silent and not answer questions beyond providing your identification.

If the police ask to search your vehicle, you have the right to refuse the search unless they have a valid search warrant or probable cause. In this case, it seems the officers gave you a warning, which indicates they did not find a valid reason to proceed with a search.

If you believe your rights were violated during the encounter or if you have concerns about how the situation was handled, you may want to consult with an attorney. They can review the details of your case and advise you on any potential legal actions or remedies available to you.

It's important to stay calm and respectful when dealing with law enforcement and to assert your rights when necessary to protect your interests.

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