Saturday, January 14, 2012 7:06:34 AM
"doesn't he just need probable cause? "
yes. but a person saying `no` to a warrant-less search is NOT probable cause. The guys legal history can not be looked at as probable cause in this scenario though. Honestly if an officer ever asks to search your vehicle, say no regardless of whether you have anything in there or not. You don`t know what your friends may have dropped in your car, so just say no. The officer should then just say well that`s perfectly within your rights, you have a nice day.