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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets and Cannabis & Marijuana Law for Texas on
Q: Can police legally unlock and search my glovebox without a warrant

I was recently stopped for an expired registration which if I'm correct right now is not even stoppable offense due to covid-19 and subsequently pulled out and surendered marijuana from my person to the officer he then without saying anything else to be watching his car got gloves one over to... Read more »

Brian Foley
Brian Foley answered on Feb 12, 2021

You're best legal challenge would be the reason for the initial detention. In Texas a police officer has to have reasonable suspicion that a traffic violation has occurred to pull over a vehicle. If the only reason the officer had to pull you over was the expired registration sticker it may... Read more »

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Q: The police officer put Covid 19 as my name on my speeding ticket. Am I still liable? And why would he do that?
Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III answered on May 22, 2020

Assume the officer was preoccupied and made a clerical error. Whether the State will pursue prosecution depends on if enough information was gathered to generate a complaint (an error on the ticket itself is not sufficient to cause dismissal). Calling an attorney may help. Good luck.

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