1. Drug Profiling is not Probable Cause-Grand Rapids Criminal Defense Lawyer
Drug profiling is the practice by certain police agencies or FBI wherein they use certain personal characteristics and traits to identify people who are more likely to possess controlled substances. For instance, a young male in his early 20’s with long hair, earrings and baggy pants is more likely to be searched at a border, than a retired insurance salesperson in a suit who is well groomed. In another example, lets say a group of teenagers is pulled over for speeding on their way to a rock concert. The police officer stops and notices four young people in a car smoking cigarettes and asks where they are going. The four individuals then indicate that they are going to a rock concert. At that point, the police officer is more likely to ask for consent to search than if he stopped a little old lady for speeding on her way to Bingo.
These are only general observations related to consent searches, and the actual reasons or rationales that exist for a search tend to be complicated. An accurate analysis can only be made by an attorney who is experienced in criminal law.
Gerald R Stahl is a Grand Rapids based criminal defense lawyer with over 30 years of experience. He routinely represents defendants throughout all Western Michigan Courts including Kent, Ottawa, Allegan, Barry and Newaygo Counties. Gerald R Stahl is conveniently located in Grand Rapids on East Beltline near Knapp’s Corner and the 63rd District Court.
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