This is bullshit…. Cop pulled me for a taillight and demanded to search the car. I told him no but he did it anyway. Then he found an old box cutter that had fallen under the seat. I tried to tell him that it was for a sheet rock job I had a long time ago but he took it away and charged me with a CCW. I think that it was because he searched my record from his police car and found that I’d had some problems a long time ago and just ASSUMED. WTF? I don’t need this shit.
I know you don’t need this, but now you’ve got it. Your next step is to hire a lawyer to represent you in court and commence a suppression hearing to preclude the weapon from evidence, as the search was illegal. You can expect to spend at least $5,000.00 for a lawyer that has the skill set you need. Best of luck!