• This is a political forum that is non-biased/non-partisan and treats every person's position on topics equally. This debate forum is not aligned to any political party. In today's politics, many ideas are split between and even within all the political parties. Often we find ourselves agreeing on one platform but some topics break our mold. We are here to discuss them in a civil political debate. If this is your first visit to our political forums, be sure to check out the RULES. Registering for debate politics is necessary before posting. Register today to participate - it's free!

When can police search your car?

MickeyW

Banned
DP Veteran
Joined
Jan 10, 2015
Messages
14,012
Reaction score
3,439
Location
Southern Oregon
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Conservative
Gee....in the old days...profiling worked for a stop and probable cause wasn't that hard to establish.

If you saw a puke in public, you made a stop to see what turned up, usually plenty.

You would be amazed at how many of these dumbass, mental midgets, give an officer permission to search when requested. Some were so high, they forgot about all the contraband in the vehicle. I was often amused by this stupidity and effected many arrests. :lol:
 

radcen

Phonetic Mnemonic ©
DP Veteran
Joined
Sep 3, 2011
Messages
34,817
Reaction score
18,574
Location
Look to your right... I'm that guy.
Gender
Undisclosed
Political Leaning
Centrist
Gee....in the old days...profiling worked for a stop and probable cause wasn't that hard to establish.

If you saw a puke in public, you made a stop to see what turned up, usually plenty.

You would be amazed at how many of these dumbass, mental midgets, give an officer permission to search when requested. Some were so high, they forgot about all the contraband in the vehicle. I was often amused by this stupidity and effected many arrests. :lol:
It is amazing how many people consent to searches when they know they have stuff on them.
 

Chomsky

Social Democrat
DP Veteran
Joined
Apr 28, 2015
Messages
64,778
Reaction score
51,558
Location
Third Coast
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Independent
Posted for informational purposes. Comment as you see fit. :)
Sadly, to search your car against your wishes today needs nothing more than an officer bringing a frisky dog to your location.

The good news is: You're making the guy work for the (possible) bust, and he may not follow through (for various reasons).
 

Manc Skipper

Wrinkly member
DP Veteran
Joined
Jan 25, 2008
Messages
36,772
Reaction score
25,680
Location
Southern England
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Slightly Liberal
All he need do is stop you, then smell cannabis when he leans in the window to talk to you.
 

reinoe

DP Veteran
Joined
Jul 8, 2013
Messages
16,825
Reaction score
7,183
Location
Out West
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Centrist
All he need do is stop you, then smell cannabis when he leans in the window to talk to you.

Or if he wants his false search to SEEM legit he'll just bring a dog that's trained to get hits, even without the scent of marijuana. I've seen several videos where the dog is trained to jump at the car on command and then officers consider that a "hit". So if the corrupt police want to search your car they'll find a reason. I'm glad I live in Nevada and not somewhere like Alabama or Florida. There's no revenue sharing or quotas so the cops don't give a **** about making arrests. They care more about doing their jobs.
 

MickeyW

Banned
DP Veteran
Joined
Jan 10, 2015
Messages
14,012
Reaction score
3,439
Location
Southern Oregon
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Conservative
It is amazing how many people consent to searches when they know they have stuff on them.

Yes it is...

Sadly, to search your car against your wishes today needs nothing more than an officer bringing a frisky dog to your location.

The good news is: You're making the guy work for the (possible) bust, and he may not follow through (for various reasons).

They have other equipment now as well...

All he need do is stop you, then smell cannabis when he leans in the window to talk to you.

Yep, and if a person is dumb enough to use that stuff.....oh well.

Or if he wants his false search to SEEM legit he'll just bring a dog that's trained to get hits, even without the scent of marijuana. I've seen several videos where the dog is trained to jump at the car on command and then officers consider that a "hit". So if the corrupt police want to search your car they'll find a reason. I'm glad I live in Nevada and not somewhere like Alabama or Florida. There's no revenue sharing or quotas so the cops don't give a **** about making arrests. They care more about doing their jobs.

That's all I ever cared about. I've never worked for a department that had quotas. Some of these criminoids make it pretty easy at times and I never did a false search. That 6th sense kicks in after a year or two on the job and it pays off.
 

Grand Mal

Russian warship, go f*** yourself!
DP Veteran
Joined
May 6, 2013
Messages
42,804
Reaction score
24,164
Gender
Undisclosed
Political Leaning
Liberal
Far as I know, they have to arrest you before they can search you, your car or your premises without permission. That's unless they have a warrant from a judge. But I could be wrong (I was once before).
 

Bodi

Supporting Member
DP Veteran
Joined
Sep 29, 2007
Messages
106,242
Reaction score
22,760
Gender
Undisclosed
Political Leaning
Independent
All he need do is stop you, then smell cannabis when he leans in the window to talk to you.

...and when you don't have any on you you drive straight over to the police station with the ticket time and make a complaint...
 

MickeyW

Banned
DP Veteran
Joined
Jan 10, 2015
Messages
14,012
Reaction score
3,439
Location
Southern Oregon
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Conservative
Far as I know, they have to arrest you before they can search you, your car or your premises without permission. That's unless they have a warrant from a judge. But I could be wrong (I was once before).

Correct. And of course, that's just a formality....;)

But, like I said above....most of these yo-yo-s will say yes....
 

matchlight

Banned
DP Veteran
Joined
Jul 25, 2014
Messages
9,869
Reaction score
3,495
Location
Los Angeles area
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Conservative
I'd say that's a useful article about how to handle car stops. I didn't see any misstatements of the constitutional issues in it.
 

amrayman

New member
Joined
Jul 1, 2016
Messages
2
Reaction score
0
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Libertarian - Left
I'm from Egypt so that would sound weird here but he can search the car anytime he wants, after the military coup in 2013 it went so opressive and the government is involoved in many crimes concerning human rights including kidnapping rather than simply opressing for a car searching when you refuse to.
 

Enola

DP Veteran
Joined
Aug 23, 2011
Messages
5,363
Reaction score
3,009
Gender
Female
Political Leaning
Independent
When can police search your car?

Whenever they feel like it. All they have to say is "I thought I smelled pot smoke". So in essence...any ol time they want to.
 

Mr Person

A Little Bitter
Supporting Member
DP Veteran
Monthly Donator
Joined
Oct 14, 2015
Messages
54,400
Reaction score
40,952
Location
Massachusetts
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Other
Gee....in the old days...profiling worked for a stop and probable cause wasn't that hard to establish.

If you saw a puke in public, you made a stop to see what turned up, usually plenty.

You forgot the part where after you find things, you make up a whole bunch of lies to tell on the stand to justify your stop in your first place, so that they don't get suppressed. Because, as you surely must know, your opinion that someone is "a puke" isn't a basis for stopping them.

And if you don't find anything, you threaten the guy and let them go. What, are they gonna prove you illegally stopped them? And so what if they can. Gotta love official immunity.

Worst thing that could possibly happen is you get a paid vacation, courtesy of the union's negotiated deal
 

d0gbreath

Yellow Dog Democrat
DP Veteran
Joined
Jan 5, 2010
Messages
16,644
Reaction score
5,612
Location
There's my hat.
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Communist


A public service announcement with guitars!
 
Top Bottom