As a Michigan Criminal Defense attorney I am sometimes asked whether or not someone should consent to searches. Many people believe that if you do nothing wrong, you have nothing to hide. Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case. One Florida man discovered this the hard way after being arrested after an officer mistakes flakes from crispy cream donuts for Meth!
The craziest part about this story is that according to the officer the donut flakes tested positive for an illegal substance in a field test. These $2 field tests are often incorrect and one of the many junk science tools that police departments use as “real science”.
The best thing you can do if you are pulled over is to politely decline all requests for searches. The best thing you can do if you are arrested is call my office!