My question involves criminal law for the state of: Michigan.
Ok so this is what happened. I was coming home from work and was pulled over for having expired plates. The cop did not tell me why he was pulling me over just proceeded to put me in the back of his car while he demanded a search. I didn't believe this search was legal but apparently he had a warrant for me which was from about a year ago with a ticket I paid. The warrant was a mistake, I already called the court about it and it was quickly dismissed. The cop said he had probably cause from smelling weed in my vehicle. He searched my car for about a half hour and did not find any weed but he found empty vile, along with half of a 40oz that was on the floor in my car by back seats. I was charged with open intox along with expired plates. My question is, since my car is an explorer with no separate trunk, am I permitted to have this container on the floor in the back?