Traffic Law

Have Traffic Law Questions? Ask a Traffic Lawyer Online.

Ask a Lawyer,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Traffic Law

I got pull over by the police officer they ask me for my…

Customer Question
OK I got...

OK I got pull over by the police officer they ask me for my driving license I give it to them then they said they smell weed and the car then they said they was going to walk the dog around my car and then they pull off and my car then they take off and my car

Lawyer's Assistant: What state is this in? And how old is the car?

Alabama it a1998

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

They said they find drug and it

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

They pull off and my car then one of the office put me an a other car and take me to a billden one hour later they say they found something

Submitted: 1 month ago.Category: Traffic Law
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Traffic Law Question
Answered in 16 minutes by:
1/3/2018
Traffic Lawyer: Zoey, JD, Criminal Defense Attorney replied 1 month ago
Zoey, JD
Zoey, JD, Criminal Defense Attorney
Category: Traffic Law
Satisfied Customers: 29,163
Experience: 18+ years of high-volume criminal defense work from arraignment through plea or trial.
Verified

Hi,

I'm Zoey.

I've reviewed your post. Did they arrest you before they took your car? Did you give them permission to search it? Are you now charged with a crime?

Ask Your Own Traffic Law Question
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
No they told me to step out the car then they said they smell weed and it the office ask me can he search my car I said no then he said he was going to walk the dog around the car the other offers pull off and my car then the other offers put me in a other car take me to a bild about a hour later they come back and said they found drug an it . Yes they charged me with the drug they said they find an the car
Traffic Lawyer: Zoey, JD, Criminal Defense Attorney replied 1 month ago

Thank you. Give me a few minutes to type a reply.

Ask Your Own Traffic Law Question
Traffic Lawyer: Zoey, JD, Criminal Defense Attorney replied 1 month ago

This sounds like the search may have been unlawful. Smelling weed does give the police the right to detain you briefly to let a dog walk around the car, but from there, they either need a warrant or an exception to the warrant requirement to search your vehicle.

This doesn't mean that you can't be arrested and charged with a crime. But it does mean that if you want to fight the case, your lawyer can get you a special pre-trial suppression hearing designed to explore and challenge the search of your car, the seizure of the evidence and the arrest. If your lawyer wins the hearing -- difficult but not impossible -- the drugs cannot be used as evidence in your case. That would mean the case against you would have to be dismissed.

Ask Your Own Traffic Law Question
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
They charge me for the drug they found and the car they search me be for they pull off and my car
Traffic Lawyer: Zoey, JD, Criminal Defense Attorney replied 1 month ago

I saw that. Did you not see my answer? If not, I'll paste it here:

This sounds like the search may have been unlawful. Smelling weed does give the police the right to detain you briefly to let a dog walk around the car, but from there, they either need a warrant or an exception to the warrant requirement to search your vehicle.

"This doesn't mean that you can't be arrested and charged with a crime. But it does mean that if you want to fight the case, your lawyer can get you a special pre-trial suppression hearing designed to explore and challenge the search of your car, the seizure of the evidence and the arrest. If your lawyer wins the hearing -- difficult but not impossible -- the drugs cannot be used as evidence in your case. That would mean the case against you would have to be dismissed."

Ask Your Own Traffic Law Question
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
What do I need to do
Traffic Lawyer: Zoey, JD, Criminal Defense Attorney replied 1 month ago

If you've been charged with this crime, you need to get yourself a criminal lawyer. If you want to fight the case, he'll be able to get you a hearing where you can challenge the search and perhaps get the evidence thrown out of court.

If you don't want to fight the case because you do not want to risk going to trial, he can get you a deal that will keep you out of jail and perhaps can even let you come out of this case without a criminal record.

If you can afford a lawyer, have him with you at your first court date. Once he sees the criminal complaint and talks to the prosecutor, the two of you can discuss your case and you will know how you want to go forward.

If you cannot afford a lawyer, plead not guilty on your first court date and then you can let the judge know that you cannot afford a private lawyer and ask him to appoint you a public defender.

Ask Your Own Traffic Law Question
Was this answer helpful?
Ask Zoey, JD Your Own Question
Zoey, JD
Zoey, JD
Zoey, JD, Criminal Defense Attorney
Category: Traffic Law
Satisfied Customers: 29,163
29,163 Satisfied Customers
Experience: 18+ years of high-volume criminal defense work from arraignment through plea or trial.

Zoey, JD is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises!

Gary B.Edmond, OK

My Expert was fast and seemed to have the answer to my taser question at the tips of her fingers. Communication was excellent. I left feeling confident in her answer.

EricRedwood City, CA

I am very pleased with JustAnswer as a place to go for divorce or criminal law knowledge and insight.

MichaelWichita, KS

PaulMJD helped me with questions I had regarding an urgent legal matter. His answers were excellent.

Three H.Houston, TX

Anne was extremely helpful. Her information put me in the right direction for action that kept me legal, possible saving me a ton of money in the future. Thank you again, Anne!!

ElaineAtlanta, GA

It worked great. I had the facts and I presented them to my ex-landlord and she folded and returned my deposit. The 50 bucks I spent with you solved my problem.

TonyApopka, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Ely

Ely

Attorney

561 satisfied customers

Private practice

Dimitry K., Esq.

Dimitry K., Esq.

Attorney

532 satisfied customers

Run my own practice.

LawTalk

LawTalk

Attorney

359 satisfied customers

I have 30 years experience in the practice of law, including representation of clients in Traffic Court.

Marsha411JD

Marsha411JD

Lawyer

349 satisfied customers

Licensed Attorney with 29 yrs. exp. with Traffic Law issues

Tina

Tina

Attorney

234 satisfied customers

JD, 17 year experience including traffic law.

SoloLawyer

SoloLawyer

Attorney

173 satisfied customers

I help clients deal with traffic tickets on a weekly basis.

Barrister

Barrister

Attorney

158 satisfied customers

Attorney with over 17 years experience

< Previous | Next >

Related Traffic Law Questions
I was driving in my pickup truck with my 10 yrs old son in
I was driving in my pickup truck with my 10 yrs old son in the passenger seat. He was wearing his seat belt but I was cited for 27360(a) cvc because he wasn't in the rear seat. However, my pick up tru… read more
Phillips Esq.
Phillips Esq.
Attorney
JD
18,663 satisfied customers
In the state of Nevada, an auto insurance adjuster needs to
In the state of Nevada, an auto insurance adjuster needs to have a license is this correct? Could a person be a company adjuster and not have an adjusters license? I looked at NRS 684A.040 and that st… read more
Edward Young
Edward Young
Juris Doctor
210 satisfied customers
I was involved in an auto accident on 2-4-18. I had a dash
I was involved in an auto accident on 2-4-18. I had a dash cam so the other driver was found at fault. I had a whiplash injury and my insurance is paying that for treatment for now. I could not come t… read more
Phillips Esq.
Phillips Esq.
Attorney
JD
18,663 satisfied customers
In Maryland, court date Monday 2/26/18, for car accident. I
In Maryland, court date Monday 2/26/18, for car accident. I believe was cited on ticket for "Failure to control proper highway speeds" or "failure to control my vehicle". Highway was becoming very cro… read more
Nisha Jones, Esq.
Nisha Jones, Esq.
Juris Doctorate
2,198 satisfied customers
I am trying to obtain a Nevada driver's license in
My name is Elizabeth *******. I am trying to obtain a Nevada driver's license in accordance with the state laws. I've been here just over 30 days. My problem is that 43 years ago I was married in Cali… read more
Phillips Esq.
Phillips Esq.
Attorney
JD
18,663 satisfied customers
I just recently purchased insurance on line. 3 out of 4
I just recently purchased insurance on line. 3 out of 4 vehicles are financed and insurance company is aware of that With that being said I purchased full coverage on financed vehicles. About a week a… read more
PaulmoJD
PaulmoJD
Attorney At Law
Doctoral Degree
106 satisfied customers
I have a question about a car accident with no injuries that
Hi. I have a question about a car accident with no injuries that happened this last weekend in Las Vegas. … read more
RobertJDFL
RobertJDFL
Attorney
Juris Doctorate
5 satisfied customers
I'm currently a California resident who will soon be moving
I'm currently a California resident who will soon be moving to Utah ~3/18/2018 to live there. We will be renting a house till our house here is sold then we'll buy. About 2 months ago, I renewed my ve… read more
PaulmoJD
PaulmoJD
Attorney At Law
Doctoral Degree
106 satisfied customers
My husband was pulled over yesterday for a school bus not
My husband was pulled over yesterday for a school bus not stopping violation. We were on the right side of a two-lane road (the opposite side was two-land as well). At the T intersection, he was makin… read more
Nisha Jones, Esq.
Nisha Jones, Esq.
Juris Doctorate
2,198 satisfied customers
I recieved a Citation for G.S. 20-14(j!) I work in a job
I recieved a Citation for G.S. 20-14(j!) I work in a job were I can NOT have my license suspended what are my options? … read more
Legal-Kal
Legal-Kal
Attorney
J.D.
600 satisfied customers
Move over law violation in tennessee. Tennessee. Good
good driving record. no points, no violations, ever. one accident, no points/violations assessed in 2005… read more
Nisha Jones, Esq.
Nisha Jones, Esq.
Juris Doctorate
2,198 satisfied customers
In Missouri can a city police officer sit parked in a street
In Missouri can a city police officer sit parked in a street at night with his lights off? … read more
Nisha Jones, Esq.
Nisha Jones, Esq.
Juris Doctorate
2,198 satisfied customers
Can you search the Oregon DMV records of an individual? I am
Can you search the Oregon DMV records of an individual? … read more
LegalGems
LegalGems
Juris Doctorate
11,042 satisfied customers
My son was cited for failure to control his vehicle as a
My son was cited for failure to control his vehicle as a result of a minor, 5 mh fender bender in a grocery store parking lot. … read more
Nisha Jones, Esq.
Nisha Jones, Esq.
Juris Doctorate
2,198 satisfied customers
Going to initial court with son today - use of fake ID to
Going to initial court with son today - use of fake ID to buy alcohol & minor in possession of alcohol - my son (age 20) and was on foot and in the liquor store when beer was removed from him states h… read more
Nisha Jones, Esq.
Nisha Jones, Esq.
Juris Doctorate
2,198 satisfied customers
My daughter received a traffic ticket for speeding. we never
my daughter received a traffic ticket for speeding. we never got a formal notice but the ticket has a date and time. The officer told her she was going 70 in a 55. she was very sure she was closer to … read more
QuickEasyLegalHelp
QuickEasyLegalHelp
155 satisfied customers
I had received a speeding ticket recently in which the
I had received a speeding ticket recently in which the officer stated that I was going 80 in a 55. He stated that his radar confirmed me at 75 on a toll road where traffic is frequently faster than us… read more
LegalKnowledge
LegalKnowledge
Juris Doctor
28,612 satisfied customers
I wast recently in a car crash and my car ended up in the
I wast recently in a car crash and my car ended up in the middle of a living room. I had a severe seizure and was ospitized for 8 days and the went to a facility as I ive alone. I have no record of se… read more
Barrister
Barrister
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
158 satisfied customers

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x