If a police officer pulls you over in a traffic stop, they may ask to search your vehicle, but you have the right to say no – which you should exercise, whether or not you feel a search could yield incriminating evidence.
This is because law enforcement officers have a right to search you or your property only if there is reasonable suspicion that you have committed a crime, known as probable cause, or if they have obtained a warrant from a judge. This is part of your Fourth Amendment rights.
However, although the Fourth Amendment is a right for all US citizens, it does have its limitations.
For example, under certain circumstances you can be searched on modes of [...]