Re: Illegal Search and Seizure. What to Do, and Where to Find a Good Lawyer
You are misunderstanding the difference between morality and the law.
Morality would be telling you that stealing and lying is a sin.
The law would be telling you that officers investigating the theft of a trailer will, in fact, look for that trailer when they have been given a lead as to where the trailer can be found. Now, if that search was illegal or, in fact, the trailer could be considered in plain site is up for a judge to decide.
You need to sell everything you own and get the best attorney you can, by the way. I don't know what you are charged with but the value of the tools you borrowed is going to make this a pretty hefty felony.
One last point.... you are full of crap. You say that you wouldn't have stolen from an individual but would from the state... but you didn't know who the tools belonged to until you looked at labels on them. Unless you are going to try to convince us that you took the time WHILE YOU WERE STEALING THE TRAILER to check the ownership of the tools prior to stealing it, it didn't matter to you from whom you were stealing. That just let you rationalize the hell out of it after you got home.
All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence; then success is sure.
- Mark Twain