The Monday Q&A – Edition 1
This week we answer the following questions:
- Mark asks, “If you get pulled over and the police ask to search your car, what are your options?”
- Eric asks, “Do I get my earnest money back from the purchase of a house if I back out after putting the house under contract?”
- Mike asks,”If I have a gun in my car and get stopped by a cop, do I have to tell the cop I’m carrying the gun?”
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Welcome to The Monday Q&A from Mutrux Law Firm. As a personal injury lawyer, I’ve picked three of the most commonly asked questions and will answer them for you.
First, Mark asks, “If the police pull you over and ask to search your car, what are your options?” If they have probable cause, comply with their commands and challenge it later. However, if they are only asking, you can refuse to let them search your vehicle. You have the right to refuse a search request, even if you have nothing to hide.
Eric’s question is, “Do I get my earnest money back from the purchase of a house if I back out after placing the house under contract?” If everyone has complied with the terms of the contract, you may not get your money back. However, if the other party has violated a term, you may be able to get your money back. You can also negotiate with the other party to get a portion of your money back.
Lastly, Mike asks, “If I have a firearm in my car and get stopped, do I have to tell the police about it?” If you have a concealed carry endorsement on your license, you must have it with you at all times and show it to the police if they ask for it. If you don’t have a concealed carry permit, keep the firearm out of reach, like in the trunk. You don’t have a duty to inform the police if you have a firearm, but it’s a courtesy to do so. If the police find a firearm near you during a search, you could be charged with unlawful use of a weapon.
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