If a cop found my wallet and searched it and found my fake ID is that legal and can they give me a citation ?
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This would not be an illegal search. It’s lost property first of all. Second, police can inventory its contents for liability when securing it for safekeeping. Get an attorney.
My preliminary opinion is that the police going through a lost wallet ins not an improper or illegal search, and that your admissions over the internet of your criminal activity is foolish.
Keep silent and engage counsel.
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I agree completely with Mr. Rafter. .
If you are charged with a crime you might have a strong defense the search was invasive and violated your 4th amendment rights. ON the other hand, how were police supposed to identify the owner without searching the wallet? You confession here online, on an open and public website that you had a fake ID could tip the scales in favor of the authorities. Get with a MI attorney BEFORE you go see the cops.
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