can they search a vehicle that is being towed on a trailer?

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  • zipper
    Lv 6
    8 months ago

    Police if they have cause and your permission YES! True cause they do not need your permission.

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  • Jay P
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    Who are "they"?

    Provide specifics...

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  • JetDoc
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    Don't know who "they" are, but if the POLICE have reasonable cause to stop and search your vehicle, they can search whatever you're towing too.

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  • Fred
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    Of course they can. If they couldn't then drug suppliers would deliver drugs in towed vehicles.

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  • 9 months ago

    Depends on their resources.

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  • 9 months ago

    Depends. If you have some type of RV that is registered as a home, it takes a proper search warrant to search it. I Think, don't quote me, the trailer may also be precluded.If he gets a SW, it must include the vehicle/trailer Written in Ink.

    If you are pulling anything with an ordinary pickup; cop needs reasonable suspicion/probable cause( like, sees/smells something or a dog does), he can then search both truck, trailer, vehicle, whatever. Just because he, say, only smells pot in the tower but not trailer doesn't mean search limited to tower, only.

    EDIT: Or, the owner's permission, or driver if reg. owner not present. Not a passenger's.

    DON'T.

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  • George
    Lv 4
    9 months ago

    Yes of course, 'they' can search anything.

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  • Ron
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    Probable cause............................

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  • Murzy
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    They would need permission or probable cause.

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  • 9 months ago

    yes................

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