Consenting To One Vehicle Search Can Mean Consenting To Multiple Searches, Court of Appeals Says.

It is not uncommon for our office to hear clients say that they did consent to a search of their vehicle at the scene and that officers searched it, but found nothing.  The client was then arrested and the car was towed.  During an inventory search of the vehicle, a second search of it, drugs or weapons, for example, are found.  The client wants to know if the second search, which was not consented to by the client, is legal and whether the drugs or weapons can be suppressed.  Click on the following article to read a case summary of a ruling that answered this question –

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