Did police search your car? Did they fail to get consent or a warrant?
We want to hear from you!
Police often think they can search your car—during a traffic stop or even while parked in a lot—as they please to look for evidence of crime. They think that because a 1926 Supreme Court case says that police don’t need a warrant to search cars under the Fourth Amendment if they have reason to think there are illegal goods inside.
However, many state constitutions provide greater protection against warrantless searches than the Fourth Amendment—and your state may have one of them!
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