In this archive episode, Dennis discusses the automobile exception and the case laws surrounding it. Recorded on 06/04/2018.

Collins v. Virgina (US Supreme Court ruling on the automobile exception and curtilage) and for NJ Police Officers discussing consent with PC and why.

https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/17pdf/16-1027_7lio.pdf

https://www.leagle.com/decision/1994469275njsuper1941449.xml

After the three occupants were removed from the vehicle and searched, Trooper Acevedo returned his focus to the vehicle. A small plastic bag containing greenish-brown vegetation was found in plain view on the console. Two partially smoked marijuana cigarettes were also in plain view on the console. Trooper Acevedo then opened a gym bag found on the back seat and seized a large plastic bag which contained two smaller bags of suspected marijuana. Defendant admitted the gym bag belonged to him. Shortly thereafter, defendant signed a consent to search the trunk of the vehicle. A tan gym bag found in the trunk contained six plastic bags of suspected marijuana. A scale was found in the gym bag as well. Neither of the occupants admitted ownership of the tan gym bag or its contents. Defendant was under the continuous observation and supervision of Trooper Fortunato during the entire search of the passengers and the motor vehicle.