NO, You May Not Search!!

If any law enforcement officer asks to search your car, your person, your house, or even your outhouse, SAY NO!

If you consent to a search, you’ve just giving a away a possible defense in your case. Any evidence the officer finds will most likely be admissible against you in court. We can’t argue that it was illegally obtained, since you allowed the search.

But won’t the officer search anyway? Maybe. However, if you politely refuse the search, the officer has to have probable cause to override your refusal. If he searches without probable cause or a search warrant, we should be able to keep out any evidence he finds.

But what if you don’t have anything to hide? You better be darn sure! Do you know exactly what is in every nook, cranny, compartment, and ashtray in your vehicle? Have friends or acquaintances left anything behind without your knowledge? If it’s in your car, you’re likely to be charged for it.

Please understand that I’m not encouraging you to be rude or confrontational. Always be polite and respectful to law enforcement officers. But firmly exercise your right to refuse any search.

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Andrew Flusche

My name is Andrew Flusche. I am a traffic and misdemeanor defense lawyer in Virginia. I limit my practice to traffic tickets and misdemeanor defense, so I know the ins and outs of these offenses. I literally wrote the book on reckless driving in Virginia which you can get on Amazon here or download for free here. I opened my practice in 2008 after earning my Juris Doctor degree from the University of Virginia School of Law. Since then, I have earned over 600 5-star reviews from happy clients on Google, Yelp, and Facebook. If you’ve been charged with a misdemeanor offense in Virginia, please don’t hesitate to contact me. Your initial consultation is always free, and you'll talk directly with me about the details of your case.

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