The officer is not required to tell the suspect that he can refuse consent (at least, not under federal law -- some states may have laws requiring this notification). This aspect is controversial because not everyone is aware of their right to refuse consent, and many people say yes out of fear or the feeling that the officer will do the search anyway.
ok i am done with this just drive safe don't be dumb and if you don't have money or NO NO WORD!!! let them look. if you do make a judgement call just know you maybe going to jail but plz waste as much of their time as you can so i can get there safe lol.
Ok guys. I'm gonna give you all the inside info as to how we operate. By TN law, we may stop any car that looks like "hippies" or "Yankees" may be inside. After stopping the vehicle, we are allowed to pick one (1) person at random to be designated to beat senseless for entertainment purposes. Again, this is state law. If at any point you are requested by the officer to "squeal like a pig" you must immediately comply or face felony charges, punishable by 60 days in jail or 30 days of washing our Confederate flags after some mud boggin. It's customery in the south to refer to anyone of authority as "big un" or you give yourself away as an outsider. If he asks for your license, a local would reply "we just goin to the Waffle House" or "I'm Ida Mae's boy" to demonstrate you are not one of them Bonnyrooers. In Manchester, there is a 83.7% chance he knows someone named Ida Mae and that she has a boy. If the officer finds no-no in your vehicle, he may, at his descretion, confiscate it if it is better than what he has or write you a ticket if it is crap. I got lot's more tips if you wanna hear more. We'll be waiting for you. By the way, the deer urine doesn't work, but I will know who to search if I smell it!
I'm a car seat safety tech, so forgive my dorky passion for this... Please wear your seat belt every single time you're in the car. Even if you're parked on the side of the freeway, you can still get hit by a car going 70+ MPH. People argue with me about this a lot when I'm teaching classes, but here's the deal.. if you are unbuckled with other people in the car, you will become a dangerous projectile. You can be thrown into a passenger in your car with enough force to kill them. If you want to risk your life while you're alone in your car, that's your choice. Please don't risk the life of your passengers.
Anyway, clarkeroo, don't be rude. I'm new here this year and this board has been amazing. The search feature never works right for me, so I appreciate the info in all the new threads. If you see a thread you saw last year, just don't read it.
Sorry for getting a bit off topic.
Please pay attention to Madeline's post, she is absolutely correct! I handle auto claims and I recently had a claim where a woman was in the drivers seat parked on the side of the road. Her sister was standing on the st with the passenger door open. A drunk driver hit the driver side going 80 and the woman was thrown out of the passenger side door. She's alive but seriously injured. Please wear your seatbelts! I feel naked without one.