What lawyers know (6)

As an addendum to the previous post, a driver stopped by police is not required to consent to a search when a police officer asks for the driver’s consent.  If the driver does consent, he or she may have waived his Fourth Amendment rights, and objecting to any evidence seized during the search will be substantially more difficult.  See, generally, this Wikipedia article on consent searches.

About Steve

I earned a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of Alabama in the early 1980s. After that experience, I worked as a stockbroker for a few years, then earned a J.D. from the University of Alabama School of Law and practiced law for more than twenty years. As a litigator, I did everything from capital murder defense to securities class actions.  Now I've retnrned to my original interests. My first novel, Cold Winter Rain, will be available late in 2012.
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