#1
I know that you shouldn't believe everything you read from wiki, but the following is taken from here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Search_of_persons

It states: "The police in the United States may perform a cursory search of the persons outer clothing for their own safety. However, they may not remove objects from pockets, as that would constitute a search. Police are allowed to remove weapons from persons, during the time they are present."

But, it says there is a citation needed. Does anybody know where i could get this information from a reliable source?


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#2
I'm not sure about a reliable source in writing, but I know that is correct.
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#4
talk to a police officer

But yeah, if they suspect anything, they're allowed to do an external visual search without consent, and they'll ask you if you will remove anything in your pockets.
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#5
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talk to a police officer

But yeah, if they suspect anything, they're allowed to do an external visual search without consent, and they'll ask you if you will remove anything in your pockets.


Can't you ask for a warrant if they ask you to remove everything from your pockets? Or is refusal enough probable cause?
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#6
^no they have to have"Evidence" that you have something you shouldn't. Say you're pulled over for speeding and you have a huge bag out. If he or she sees or smells drugs, they can search without a warrant. Without that though, they can't search you, your car, your backpack, your purse, or anything else.
#7
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^no they have to have"Evidence" that you have something you shouldn't. Say you're pulled over for speeding and you have a huge bag out. If he or she sees or smells drugs, they can search without a warrant. Without that though, they can't search you, your car, your backpack, your purse, or anything else.

That doesn't even matter though about drugs in a car, because (at least in New York) if you refuse to take a drug/chemical test after being pulled over the punishment is equal to the worst possible punishment for taking the test and failing.