Police officers must respect your rights. If your car was searched, the officers need to prove they were justified in both stopping you and searching your vehicle. If they can't, your charges could be dropped.
In most situations, the Fourth Amendment protects you from searches and seizures without a warrant. However, the courts address these on a case-by-case basis, so a Fresno criminal defense law firm can make you aware of your rights as they apply to different scenarios with law enforcement officers.