Category Archives: Searches and Seizures

Searches and Seizures

Do you have to allow the police to search your vehicle?

It can feel like the police have the power to do anything. However, you have certain constitutional rights, including a right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures. This means that police do not have free reign to search your vehicle as they see…

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Top behavior risks in a police arrest

Being arrested is not anyone’s idea of a good time. Arresting someone is not even law enforcement’s idea of a good time. Police officers are doing their job. They always appreciate a suspect who is willing to help them speed up the process. A canine…

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Search warrants: The need for probable cause

Perhaps you committed a minor traffic offense in North Carolina, and an officer pulled over your vehicle. The officer asks you whether you would consent to a search of your car as the officer believes he or she smells marijuana coming from your vehicle. If…

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