When a police officer pulls you over, there must be probable cause to stop you. Police officers are not allowed to simply pull you over and start investigating without a good reason. In some cases, even when police claim to have probable cause, careful analysis of the traffic stop reveals that they really didn't.
Police investigators in Florida and throughout the country use sophisticated technology to conduct remote searches of people's computers. These searches are often done without the computer owner's knowledge.
Under the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution, unreasonable search and seizure by police is prohibited, but most people don't understand how often illegal search and seizure occurs. If you have been arrested on a drug possession charge after police searched you or your property, then you should speak with a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.
Law enforcement agencies often cast wide nets in undercover drug investigations, and sometimes individuals who were in the wrong place at the wrong time find themselves facing serious charges. An allegation that a drug crime has occurred does not automatically lead to a conviction, and a strong criminal defense can challenge the prosecution's evidence and protect the accused from potentially long-term negative consequences.
Many drug charges are brought in connection with routine traffic stops. However, a minor traffic violation does not automatically give police the right to search the vehicle or the driver. If police conduct a warrantless search, then any evidence seized during the search could be suppressed.