Part 5: Do I Have To Give Police Consent To Search My Vehicle?
The majority of roadside car searches are done without a warrant and without probable cause.
How’s that possible you may ask?[Read more…]
Part 4: Police Inventory Car Search
Are impoundment/inventory searches lawful where probable cause does not exist for the vehicle?
Part 3: Probable Cause & The Automobile Exception
If probable cause exists for the vehicle itself, is it lawful to perform a warrantless search of the vehicle?
Part 2: The Ordinary Scope Of A Traffic Stop
Before there can be a car search there usually is a traffic stop. But does a traffic stop alone allow a warrantless search of a vehicle?[Read more…]
Part 1: Gant And The Aftermath
The Arizona v. Gant, 129 S.Ct. 1710, 556 U.S. 332 (2009) decision from the United States Supreme Court was an unmitigated disaster…for police.[Read more…]