Legal Question in Traffic Law in North Carolina

traffic ticket

can an officer lawfully take your money when he stops you?

Asked on 8/09/01, 11:58 pm

1 Answer from Attorneys

James Wilson Nugent, Wilson & Associates

Re: taking money

Yes sometimes. The officer can seize the money if

he suspects that it is drug money for instance.

Some states authorize an officer to collect payments

for traffic violations at the roadside stop. South

Carolina may be one, but I do not think that North

Carolina is one of those states. Would need some more

facts, such as county, whether it was a nc trooper or a

local enforcement agency, to answer your question


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Answered on 8/11/01, 4:57 pm

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