When police assume there is marijuana in a vehicle, they will often say they smell pot coming from the car. Stating they smell a strong odor of weed gives them probable cause to search a car in Waco. However, saying they smell marijuana is often a trick used by police to make an arrest.
If you have found yourself in this situation, it is important to contact an experienced attorney to investigate the stop itself. A good lawyer may be able to find an issue with the search. Additionally, a defense attorney can hire experts to speak on drug scents and how weed is near impossible to smell through containers. There are many drug possession defenses an attorney can raise to challenge a police officer’s claim that he smelled marijuana coming from your car, in hopes of getting the evidence tossed out.
Because there are serious consequences if you are convicted for possession of marijuana in Texas, it is critical to your future that you speak with drug crime attorney Walter Reaves at 254-296-0020 or contact us online using our contact form.