Legal Question in DUI Law in Minnesota

can police search pc without search warrant in trunk after dwi.

Asked on 3/17/12, 12:38 am

1 Answer from Attorneys

Thomas C. Gallagher Gallagher Criminal Defense Services

After a DWI arrest, typically police have the car towed. Prior to towing, they can generally do an "inventory search" of the entire car. Once in a while, where a car is lawfully parked, the driver might challenge whether the police could lawfully have the car towed, as part of a challenge to a search. Normally, it would not be worth challenging a search unless some evidence was found.

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Answered on 3/17/12, 6:49 am

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