Re: Can Hearsay Be Enough Proof for a Search Warrant
This was not hearsay. A "significant amount" of drugs were found in the car, at least two occupants alleged it was yours. That fact combined with a prior drug conviction is plenty good enough to provide probable cause for a search warrant. It is possible they might have had more, but that would almost certainly have been plenty good enough for a warrant in my state ... apparently it is in WI as well.
Consult legal counsel ASAP and ask him or her about the possibility of a suppression motion. Absent some other error in the process, I suspect that is a long shot, but if it is all you have, then you take it.
Nope. Your buddies said it was yours. Exactly why they believed that might be an issue for a motion to suppress, but their statements are NOT "hearsay."
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