If police found a small amount of meth in the trunk of your car, you are facing a felony fifth degree controlled substance charge. If the search of the trunk was illegal, the prosecution cannot use the evidence obtained during the search against you at trial. As a consequence, the criminal charge will be dismissed for lack of probable cause. In order to justify the search of your trunk, police will need to obtain either your consent to search or have probable cause to believe a controlled substance may be located in your car. If probable cause is established to search the car, police are authorized to search every location where drugs are capable of being stored, including the ashtray, door panels, under the hood, or in the trunk.
If police found meth in your trunk, you may have been the victim of an illegal search and seizure. Call attorney Robert J. Shane at (612) 339-1024 for the best defense or visit his website for more information at http://www.criminallawyerminnesota.com.