Quoted from cottonm4:
Sounds like relevant discussion to me. Pinballers hauling lots of cash to go buy a pin need to be aware of the laws, and the lack of laws, or lack of obeying the law by the leo's (crooked cops and towns ).
right now we are all over the place with this. Some of us say "watch out". Others say "don't sweat it". Which is correct?
The scary part is if "they" do take your money, you will spend a lot of time and money trying to get YOUR money back. If you are 3 states away for your home state and this happens you are at a huge disadvantage before you even try to get your money back.
Easy peasy enough...
Should a person ever be pulled over by LEO, which you shouldn't in the first place if the person followed my advice above...
Assuming you have a "large amount" of your own cash in the vehicle, and you were pulled over for some arbitrary infraction:
LEO: "do you have a large amount of cash in the vehicle?"
LEO: Either "OK"
or, "Do you mind if I take a quick look around in your vehicle?"
PB: "I do mind officer, I'm on my way to my relative's wedding/funeral/anniversary/etc. and do not want to be late."
LEO: "It'll only take a couple of seconds, you don't have anything to hide do you? You'll be right on your way after I take a quick looksie..."
PB: "As I said before officer, I do not consent to any searches. I don't want to be late to xxx event that I just told you.
LEO will now either send you on your way, give you a verbal warning/written warning/ticket, or hold you at the roadside for 10 minutes while they fully run your reg/license/tags/insurance, which should all be clean. Then send you on your way with one of three above, assuming you didn't escalate the interaction any further.
My advice still stands: Don't invite the man into your life, and if you do, don't ever admit that you're guilty of anything.
We're talking about being pulled over for speeding, having a taillight out, etc, which for the most part, constitute minor, non-arrestable offenses; not being caught red-handed at the scene of a major felony.
The above should not be construed in any way to constitute legal advice.