Can a police fake a crime to pull you over and search your vehicle? 7 Answers as of March 04, 2014

Can police fabricate a crime that really did not happen to pull someone over and search their vehicle? Example: Police make up a robbery that never happened and pull you over saying your car matches the description of the car from the fake robbery. Then they search your vehicle and find something illegal. Is this legal?

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Michael Breczinski
Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
No it is not legal. They have to have probable cause to pull you over.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 3/4/2014
Lawrence Lewis
Lawrence Lewis | Lawrence Lewis, PC
It is legal, because the police always have someone victim that has been burglarized or robbed recently. They do not need to fabricate anything.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Replied: 3/3/2014
Universal Law Group, Inc. | Francis John Cowhig
Probably not. I suggest that you hire the best attorney you can afford to have any evidence against you suppressed.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 2/28/2014
Law Office of Jared C. Winter
Law Office of Jared C. Winter | Jared C. Winter
No, that is not legal.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 2/28/2014
Law Office of Brendan M. Kelly
Law Office of Brendan M. Kelly | Brendan M. Kelly
The stop would not be legal and the evidence would be tossed by the court.
Answer Applies to: Nebraska
Replied: 2/27/2014
    Law Office of Miguel C. Fernández III, PA | Miguel C Fernandez III
    *Answer to Q1: It can happen but its rare.* *Answer to Q2: Your attorney will need to thoroughly go through the discovery and obtain* *records form police dispatch and other cad sources. If you can prove the lack of evidence* *of the alleged robbery than you are likely to succeed with a Motion To Suppress and possibly* *a Motion To Dismiss.
    Answer Applies to: Florida
    Replied: 2/27/2014
    Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC
    Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC | John F Brennan
    As described, the stop search and seizure would not be proper if it was based upon a fictitious event. You're going to need a very good and aggressive attorney to make your case.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 2/27/2014
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