I was parke din a parking lot listening to music with a friend when a cop came up and said he smelled weed and made us get out of the car. I didn’t tell him he could search the car but he did anyway and found a joint that we were smoking earlier. I think this was totally wrong. My record is good. I really don’t need this.
If the cop smelled marijuana he would like have probable cause to search your vehicle. Alabama has the most strict marijuana laws in the country, a second offense of possession of marijuana will result in a felony. Due to the fact that you were not on the public roadways, there could be a possible issue as to why law enforcement approached to begin with. If there was not a valid reason, the evidence against you could possibly be suppressed and the case dismissed. I recommend contacting an experienced defense attorney.