Re: Vehicle Search Pursuant to Traffic Stop
Question: the expired tags seems to be a legal issue to pull a vehicle over, but when the officer stated his intent was to find evidence of drugs and that's why he pulled the driver over, does that make a difference?
search was by permission. Nothing else is relevant.
Question: not understanding how an expired registration leads to a warrantless vehicle search. Was it because he was unable to produce a license and registration?
for practical purposes, it was his vehicle. He was in control of it so that makes it his for the purposes discussed.
Question: can you give consent to search a third-party's vehicle? It was his mothers and not his.
the search is valid because it was by permission
Question: if the search isn't valid, are the drugs fruit of the poisonous tree?
I am not an attorney and any advice is not to be construed as legal advice. You might even want to ignore my advice. Actually, there are plenty of real attorneys that you might want to ignore as well.