By Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyer Jeremy Rosenthal
Nothing good can happen from a voluntary search.
At best, nothing bad will happen. Who would ever make a business decision, take a gamble, or play a game where the best you can do is tie?
If you consent to a warrantless search the best thing which could happen is nothing. The worst thing which could happen is the officer find something illegal and take you to jail — and to make things worse — it leaves you with little legal defense later.
But I Don’t Have Anything to Hide
It’s not uncommon for police to find things you didn’t know were in your car or things you might have forgotten about. Drugs tend to play “musical chairs” when 3 or 4 people are in a car a police car is in the process of pulling you over.
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