Do I ever have to consent to allow police to search my home or car?
I was recently pulled over while driving to a friends house. The cops had initially pulled me over for a broken tail light, however one of the officers said they "thought they smelled marijuana in my car". I was asked to step out of the car at that time. Upon doing so, I was asked if they could search my vehicle. I denied that search and was threatened to be taken down to the station and detained. Not wanting to be detained, I let them search my car. They found one empty marijuana bag and I got a ticket. I feel tricked.
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