I was a passenger in a car crash. After the police arrived they asked my and the drivers information then began searching our vehicle, they found a water pipe in my backpack and are now charging me with unlawful use of drug para. By law, were they allowed to search our things?
1 Answer from Attorneys
The lawfulness of a search if based upon the reason for the search. If they had the drivers, our the vehicle owners permission, then the search will stand up in Court. If the accident caused injury to someone (especially in another vehicle or pedestrian) then the search will probably stand up. Otherwise, it might be worth defending the charge, by attacking the search. You should consult directly with a criminal defense attorney in your area.
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