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Category: Search and Seizure

Sep 27
2018

Searched for Drugs on Texas Public Transportation – Is This Legal?

Drug Crimes | Search and Seizure

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 [...]

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