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Searching car of driver with a suspended license

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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?


Senior Member
If the car was going to be towed, an inventory search can be conducted. If something was found (drugs, illegal weapons), you need to be talking to an attorney NOW.


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.
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