Drug Crime Attorney-Canton, MA

A motor vehicle exit order after a routine traffic stop may be justified based on officer safety concerns.  If you are charged with a drug crime after the police discover illegal narcotics on your person from a protective search, it is important to know what constitutes officer safety concerns.  In the recent Appeals Court case of Commonwealth v. Meneide, the Mass. Appeals Court noted that:

  • The act of lfiting oneself off the driver’s seat (concealment); along with
  • A routine auto stop; equals
  • Justification for an exit order and protective search for officer safety.

If you are facing drug charges after being ordered out of a motor vehicle, it is important to hire a drug crime attorney who will review the constitutional justification for the frisk.  Contact Attorney Shane W. Surrette at (774) 364-4605 or at [email protected]today.

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