Legal Question in Traffic Law in Florida

Deputies pulled over a friend of mine (he was on a bicycle) and they gave no reason to him nor in their report for pulling him over, they then searched him, doesn't that constitute illegal search and seizure? I have been told that the deputies are required to have a reason to pull someone over.

Asked on 6/17/13, 1:23 pm

1 Answer from Attorneys

Craig Epifanio Craig Epifanio, P.A.

Yes there must be a reason to detain him in order to search and seize him. You may not have the full "report" as there are a lot of reports that are not part of the public record. Your friend needs to hire an attorney right away to fight this.

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Answered on 6/17/13, 4:56 pm


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