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Can I get busted for pot in my car if the cop really didn’t have any reason to pull me over?

I promise I got pulled over for no reason whatsoever. I asked why I was pulled over and the guy couldn't answer. He said he smelled pot giving him reason to search and found some. Was the search itself legal if he didn't have a reason for pulling me over?


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    R. Jason de Groot | R. Jason de Groot, P.A
    R. Jason de Groot, P.A
    Deltona, FL 32728-5775
    (386) 337-8239
    The evidence might be suppressed, hire an attorney to represent you.
    Answer Applies to: Florida - Replied: 3/13/2013
    Vincent C. Machroli | Law Office of Vincent C. Machroli, P.C.
    High Point Plaza
    Hillside, IL 60162-1949
    (708) 449-7400
    Officer has to have a reasonable suspicion/probable cause to stop you. More likely than not he would be able to establish this in court. Schedule a consultation with an experienced criminal defense attorney, you'll be glad you spent the money to hire him/her & properly protect your legal rights when the case is resolved to your satisfaction
    Answer Applies to: Illinois - Replied: 3/13/2013
    Larry Sandefer | Sandefer Law Firm
    4625 East Bay Drive, Suite 203
    Clearwater, FL 33764
    (727) 726-5297
    There must be a legal reason to pull a vehicle over. It can be a traffic infraction or founded suspicion of a crime. But the police can not pull a car over for no legal reason just to search. If it is a legal stop and the officer smells marijuana then that may give him cause to search. If it is an illegal stop, anything seized in the search is inadmissible.
    Answer Applies to: Florida - Replied: 3/13/2013
    Randy W. Ferguson | Ferguson & Ferguson
    303 Williams Avenue SW Ste 321
    Huntsville, AL 35801
    (256) 534-3435
    No. He must have a reason to pull you over.
    Answer Applies to: Alabama - Replied: 3/13/2013
    Mari Morrison | Mari Morrison Attorney at Law
    PO Box 36783
    Birmingham, AL 35236
    (205) 982-8515
    He had to have probable cause to pull you over or the case must be dismissed or rather the evidence suppressed.
    Answer Applies to: Alabama - Replied: 3/13/2013
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