Thursday, December 1, 2016

Ithaca DWI Lawyer: Can the Police Check Your Car Trunk for Drugs in New York?

Trunk Access from My Back Seat

In a recent court case of People v. Jones, 2016, Livingston County a person was stopped for speeding which led to search of his car and then of his trunk. Of course pot was found in the trunk of his car, and a suppression hearing was held to determine the constitutionality (legality) of the police search of the trunk.

Was the trooper within the law?
Is it ok for the police to check your car's trunk?
Does this violate your 4th amendment rights?
Can they do this with every car stop?