pot possesion in mo
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pot possesion in mo
i was pulled over today for speeding in missouri and the officer asked if i had any thing illegal, i told him i had a marijuana pipe, they then proceeded to search my vehicle, but did not find anything else. they then told me i could beat the charge if i gave them information on who i bought it from, the officer in missouri connected me with a detective in kansas, i was not issued any tickets. can they do this, and what are my rights in this situation?
Asked on June 2, 2009 under Criminal Law, Kansas
B. B., Member, New Jersey Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney
Answered 13 years ago | Contributor
I'm not a Kansas attorney, and sometimes the detailed facts make a big difference. But from what you've written, it looks like this to me:
If you were speeding, the police had the right to pull you over. Why the officer asked you about having anything illegal might be interesting, but when you admitted have a marijuana pipe (which is illegal), you probably gave the officer good enough reason to search your car.
At that point, the police officer could have written you tickets for speeding and for the pipe.
The Missouri officer then offered to not issue those tickets, if you gave him information to help pursue other lawbreakers. You took the deal, and it sounds like the police officer kept it.
If this doesn't sound good to you, please talk to an attorney in your area, who can give you reliable advice based on all of the facts of your case. One place to find lawyers is our website, http://attorneypages.com
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