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Searching car of driver with a suspended license

I was stopped today for speeding 40 on a 30. I thought to myself no biggie just get the ticket and I’ll be on my way. Well the officer came back and come to find out I had a suspended license I didn’t know about. Long story short the officer called for my vehicle to be towed told me I was going to be arrested didn’t end up arresting me instead searched my car without my consent. Now here’s my question is having a suspended license enough reason to search my car without a warrant?


Super Secret Senior Member
An inventory search is one of the exceptions to the requirement for having a search warrant. Sounds like the search was perfectly legal.

Of course, knowing what state this is always helps. That's why you were asked that question.