If you are arrested in Jacksonville, what exactly can the police search?
If the Jacksonville police officer makes a lawful arrest, they can search the area within the accused person’s immediate presence, including the car they are in, for the following purposes:
1. To protect the officer from attack.
2. To prevent the arrested person from escaping.
3. To discover the fruits of the crime.
The police can take (seize) anything discovered on the arrested person’s body or within their control.
If you were arrested and have questions about your rights, call our Jacksonville Criminal Defense Attorneys at (904) 634-0900.