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Can the police search a car at any traffic stop?

Anonymous
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Update: all is fine. there was no doubt anything wouldnt be anything illegal found. we just dont deal with police so the fact he was in a police van made me and him both nervous.



My husband got pulled over and they put him in the back of the police van and are searching the car,
Can they just search in a whim?
Apparently his liscense is expired and he didn't realize so they stopped him. He wasn't speeding or anything, they ran the tags and saw that and are now searching the car.
He called me from his cell. I am in knots.
Prayers please.
Posted by Anonymous on Jun. 21, 2013 at 11:42 PM
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HIJKLM
by Ruby Member on Jun. 21, 2013 at 11:43 PM
If they arrest him they have probable cause for a search.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jun. 21, 2013 at 11:44 PM
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No. They must ask for his permission. Did he give them permission to search the car?

Never give then permission. If they had permission or probable cause, they wouldn't ask they'd just do it.
Steph1499
by Bronze Member on Jun. 21, 2013 at 11:44 PM

Actually no.  Not without cause.  They should have asked but Im also not sure if his thing being expired is cause.  

marinenonstop
by on Jun. 21, 2013 at 11:44 PM
It varies state by state. In my state, yes they can search the vehicle.
Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jun. 21, 2013 at 11:45 PM
No clue is there something illegal
Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Jun. 21, 2013 at 11:45 PM
Can you be arrested for expired liscense?
He isn't handcuffed at least because he was able to call me


Quoting HIJKLM:

If they arrest him they have probable cause for a search.

TranquilMind
by Ruby Member on Jun. 21, 2013 at 11:46 PM

 Only with probable cause.  Apparently, he was under arrest for an expired plate (that sounds odd). 

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jun. 21, 2013 at 11:46 PM
Why are you so nervous? Are they gonna find something bad? Was he in a drug area?
Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jun. 21, 2013 at 11:46 PM
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They take advantage when people don't know their own rights. Know your rights!
Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Jun. 21, 2013 at 11:46 PM
Nothing illegal. I am not nervous about that. Nervous about the fact he is in a police van right now and I don't know what's going to happen.


Quoting Anonymous:

No clue is there something illegal

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