Legal Question in Criminal Law in Nevada

I was recently stopped while riding my bicycle home because my back tail-light went out. Officer asked permission to search my pockets as she was reaching into them ! I told "no' nut that did not stop her ! She pulled out my keys & put them on hood of her vehicle & reached into my pocket again. Then when she found a small bag of methamphetamine. I am 45 with no criminal record. I live in NV and my court date is next week. Help

Asked on 5/21/13, 7:04 am

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mandy mckellar the law offices of mandy j mckellar
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There are a few items that will need clarification. However, you will need counsel to assist you in this process regardless. At your court case next week I would recommend pleading not guilty if you do not have an attorney by then. I would also start meeting with skilled lawyers who can handle this issue. Our office provides free consultations 702 816 5200.

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5/21/13, 7:52 am
James Smith James E. Smith Ltd.
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The police have a right to pat you down for weapons but not conduct a search without consent. Like Ms. McKellar says you need to lawyer up to protect your rights.

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5/21/13, 8:45 am

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