Legal Question in Criminal Law in Mississippi

police search

do the police have the right to search an unoccupied car if the owner is not present but out on bond?

Asked on 1/17/03, 11:19 am

2 Answers from Attorneys

Albert Pettigrew Law Offices Ph 228-875-8736

Re: police search

Ordinarily, a search warrant is required, and I don't believe the court's routinely make a condition of release on bond that you giveup your right to privacy protected by the Constitution. You may have a civil claim for an unlawful search.

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Answered on 1/17/03, 1:35 pm

Jeffery Navarro Jeffery M. Navarro, Attorney at Law

Re: police search

Was the vehicle impounded? If so, then the police could make an "inventory search". 0therwise, the police could not make the search.

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Answered on 1/20/03, 2:01 pm

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