Austin, TX Attorney, Kevin Bennett, explains the tricks that officers may use during Traffic Stops to obtain ‘Probable Cause’ to Search a vehicle in Drug Offense cases.
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“When I have a client whose been arrested for a drug offense after a traffic stop, I will to look at the legal justification that the officer had to search my client or to search their vehicle. And most of the time it’s going to be an officer claiming to have smelled the odor of marijuana coming out of their vehicle. Whether they did or not, that’s what they’re going to say. Sometimes officers will use tricks or mind games to get a client to consent to a search. Maybe an officer may say that they smelled marijuana, ‘Tell me where its at.’ Or they may say, ‘If you tell me where the drugs are, I’m just going to take the drugs and I’m going to let you go.’ But often times, that’s not true. Often times an officer will say that so that as soon as you tell the officer, ‘Yes, I do have something in my car.’ That statement right there gives the officer probable cause to search the vehicle. And then when they find what they’re searching for, they will place you under arrest and take you to jail.”