First concealed carry traffic stop

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  1. cowboy1

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    Well, I was in a rush to meet up with a buddy of mine to do some fishing down on the coast. Seems I was in such a rush I didn't notice the posted 35mph sign or the police car sitting next to it and was promptly pulled over. I was informed that I was doing 45mph in a 35 and was then asked for my license and insurance. I handed over both drivers and CHL licenses and waited on a ticket I deserved. The officer was about halfway to her car, turned around and came back to my truck, handed me back my licenses and asked me to slow down and be careful. No ticket. No warning. Wow.

    By the way, we didn't catch a damn thing.


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  2. sammeow

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    Glad it went well for you. Always nice when you just get a warning. :green:
     
  3. RACER X

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    I got asked to step out if my car and frisked on my first stop. I could have argued on the illegality of it since there really wasn't prob. Cause, but I know I'm not going to win a roadside court.

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  4. Sz20DF

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    I don't have a CHL nor do I carry in my car, but have reason to start. If stopped, is it best to let the officer know you have a gun in the vehicle, or leave well enough along? I can see it taking me 30 minutes or more just to defend way I have the weapon. Thanks.
     
  5. Texan2

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    While a pat down for weapons is not typical on a traffic stop, its not illegal, nor is probable cause needed to perfrom one. See Terry v. Ohio.
     
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    If he asks if you have a weapon, tell him.


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  7. txinvestigator

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    You don't know if he had PC, or an exception to the search warrant requirement. There are several
     
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    He stopped me fur speeding, I'm a mid 40yo bald Asian male, dressed in long sleeve button down, w my wife coming back from a cirque de soleil show, had 1 drink several hours earlier, driving a lightly tinted Mazda wagon, stock otherwise at ~ 10pm, 10 over, ticket was eventually dismissed (hired an atty). I work at an engineering firm, answer w yes sir no sir.

    I believe if I had NOT presented my CHL , which I no longer have too, he would have conducted a normal stop, license- ins, ticket, go about my business.



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  9. RACER X

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    Btw, the gun was on the floorboard. Left my wife in the car s the gun...

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  10. RACER X

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    Left the gun in my car, along w the wife.

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