What Happens if I Consent to a Drug Search in Arizona?
The majority of searches conducted without a warrant in Arizona are searches conducted with consent. If you consent to a search, the police do not have to have probable cause to search you, your home, or your vehicle, and they can use any evidence they find during the search against you in court. As a Phoenix criminal attorney, I have a great deal of experience with the law surrounding consent searches and felony drug crimes in Arizona. If you have been arrested for drug possession in Phoenix after a consent search, I want you to know that you may still have options.
Do I Have Options after a Consent Search Leads to My Arrest?
The law regarding warrantless searches can be very complicated, and even a search you consented to may not be admissible in certain circumstances, such as:
- You didn’t have authority to consent to the search.
- You asked the officers to stop searching and they did not.
- You weren’t old enough to consent to a search.
- You were under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
- You have a medical or mental health issue that interferes with your ability to give consent.
- You were coerced or threatened into giving consent.
If you have questions about your rights after a consent search, speak with a Phoenix criminal lawyer as soon as possible about your case. We would be happy to meet with you in a completely free, no-obligation consultation and start building a strong case in your defense. Give us a call today at 1-888-929-5292 or fill out our confidential online contact form for more information.