The 4th Amendment deals with unwarranted searches and seizures and lays out the basic limitations for how and when officers of the law can search your person or belongings. However, many people think the 4th Amendment applies to their situation without really understanding the specifics. The 4th Amendment says:
A Prince George's County police officer is on suspension after being charged with assault, following a domestic situation. According to reports, an unnamed victim was treated a local hospital for minor injuries. The officer was still a probationary employee after only working for the department for less than a year. He will be relieved of his duties pending the results of an internal investigation.
When authorities stop a vehicle, the driver could be subject to a search and seizure. While officers conduct the search, they might uncover items that could lead to their arrest. Furthermore, they could face criminal charges that carry harsh fines and penalties.
In difficult financial times, some people find themselves doing things they might not do otherwise in order to make ends meet. Wouldn't you if it meant being able to provide for your family? However, sometimes the wrong choice can have serious consequences.