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Do I Have to Consent to a Search of My Vehicle?

By Cotter & Zelman, P.A. |

You are driving along Magnolia Avenue in Orlando when you see those red and blue sirens start to flash. A police officer is pulling you over. Are you required to consent to a search of your vehicle? This is a frequently asked question and an important one. In general, police need to obtain a… Read More »


Determining Voluntariness of Consent to Search in Florida

By Cotter & Zelman, P.A. |

If an officer wants to search your vehicle or home, he or she must first obtain valid consent. In order for consent to be valid, the accused must freely and voluntarily give the consent. It follows, therefore, that if an officer obtains consent as a result of threats, intimidations, misrepresentation, force, or other improper… Read More »

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