Legal Question in Criminal Law in North Carolina

Can a officer seach my trash can with out a search warrant

Asked on 6/30/13, 7:54 am

1 Answer from Attorneys

Amanda Houser The Houser Law Firm, P.C.

If the trash can is accessible from the curb - sure. Actually, anyone can legally root through your trash if it is accessible from the curb. I don't see why anyone would care. Surely nobody is so stupid as to throw out anything that could be used against them with the trash. The really smart criminals throw out misleading evidence to waste cops time. If its done right - its actually quite humorous.

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Answered on 6/30/13, 3:12 pm

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