Legal Question in Criminal Law in California

can a minor be searched by police for curfew violation

Asked on 7/27/13, 3:41 pm

4 Answers from Attorneys

Kelvin Green The Law Office of Kelvin Green

A person can be searched if there is probable cause. Thereis not enough information to even guess.

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Answered on 7/27/13, 4:35 pm
Terry A. Nelson Nelson & Lawless

Anybody can be searched when stopped, for 'officer safety' reasons, and/or for 'suspicion of contraband or weapons'. If you are arrested, then you can worry about trying to suppress any evidence found in the search that resulted in your arrest. If serious about hiring counsel for such criminal case, feel free to contact me.

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Answered on 7/27/13, 4:53 pm
Anthony Roach Law Office of Anthony A. Roach

An officer can do a pat down search during a police stop, in what is commonly called a "Terry" stop and frisk. I don't know how extensive the search was, however, that you ask about.

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Answered on 7/27/13, 6:08 pm
Zadik Shapiro Law Offices of C. Zadik Shapiro

If the officer is going to transport the minor he/she can either search the minor for officer safety purposes or pursuant to an arrest. Mr. Nelson is correct that they search can then be challenged in court.

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Answered on 7/28/13, 12:21 am


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