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Can a Car Be Towed From a Person's Driveway?

Can the police tow a vehicle from a persons driveway after pulling him over for suspended license. the vehicle was searched because it was being towed and controlled substance was found. Was the search and seizure legal being as the vehicle was in the mans driveway? The man had already been arrested and placed in the police car before the search began

08/02/2011   |   Category: Criminal » Search and S...   |   State: Illinois   |   #25268

Can the Government Seize a Crack House?

The government seized my home using the 'Crack House Law' I have researched the explanation of that law and believe it was an unlawful seizure. What are my options in fighting the seizure, my attorney did nothing to challenge the charge and the federal prosecutor stated at the sentencing hearing that ' it was not what they thought it was'?

06/11/2011   |   Category: Criminal » Search and S...   |   State: Tennessee   |   #25006

Shold I Give Consent to Search When the Police Have a Warrant?

The police served a search warrant on my house. The warrant clearly states that they were looking for a stolen computer and anything associated with it. During the initial search they found a duffel bag with a large of amount of drugs. (marijuana) They returned with the bag and asked me if i consent to search the house for more stolen merchandise or drugs. I gave them consent. ...

05/16/2011   |   Category: Criminal » Search and S...   |   State: Kansas   |   #24846

Can Law Enforcement Get Copies of Bank Records Without My Consent?

Can a law officer obtain your bank statements without your consent if they are investigating you?

05/10/2011   |   Category: Criminal » Search and S...   |   State: California   |   #24804

Can I Be Searched After Being Pulled Over for a Dim Brake Light?

I was pulled over by drug taskforce for a brake light being dimmer than the other and they ran the drug dog around the vehicle when i told them i didnt give consent. I'm not on parole or probation have no charges or convictions.they wrote a ticket and said that ticket was considered a book and release so they had right to pat me down and search me so they did.then said i was f...

04/09/2011   |   Category: Criminal » Search and S...   |   State: California   |   #24610

Can My Car Trunk Be Searched Because I Appear Nervous?

My car was towed and a inventory search was proceeded after I left the scene. But in the officers narrative report he mentioned that into my encounter I was rather nervous and shaking with beads of sweats on my forehead... would this mean that he was acting more on a investigarty motive to see why I was sweatin ..he searches my trunk during his inventory search and claims to fi...

12/30/2010   |   Category: Criminal » Search and S...   |   State: New Jersey   |   #23910

Can a Code Enforcement Officer Enter My Home Without a Warrant?

If a code enforcement officer requests permission to enter my home to search for an illegal apt, when none exists must I allow them in or does this fall under 4th amendment protection?

11/25/2010   |   Category: Criminal » Search and S...   |   State: New York   |   #23707

When does the law state your rights have to be read?

When does the law state your rights have to be read? Does an obvious lie in the probable cause portion of a traffic violation give you grounds to beat a violation?

10/04/2010   |   Category: Criminal » Search and S...   |   State: Minnesota   |   #23324

How Long Can Seized Property Be Kept for a Criminal Investigation?

How long can items be kept when taken in a search for a fraud investigation? No charges have been pressed.

06/26/2010   |   Category: Criminal » Search and S...   |   State: Wisconsin   |   #22495

When Can a Person's Belongings be Searched?

How could you make it legal to search w/o a warrant and removepersonal property from someone ? Under what circumstances could this be legal ? ex. Minor, Incompetence? How Could I check court records? I need to know what is happening????

04/27/2010   |   Category: Criminal » Search and S...   |   State: Mississippi   |   #21922
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