Woke up, after taking a quick nap at a gas pump at a station on my way back home, to police searching through my car, my phone, and even grabbed my backpack out the backseat! Apparently someone had tried to wake me up and i didnt budge so they called prichard p.d. i was not drunk or even fucked up in anyway just tired and didnt want to drive off the road or hurt someone. I never gave them consent to search anything and they were even going through my messages on my girls phone till i woke up and said hell nah. (Her phone was in her car she forgot to grab it before i left to go to my friends that night) then i woke up to this ongoing search and pitts and sons pulling up to tow the car they called a 1\2 oz of weed marijuana 1st?? and i had a xanax and a little cocaine which they also charged me with also a public intox and paraphanelia because of a chemistry scale??I dont think i was read my rights and they didnt even bother to wake me up before searching my car and the weed charge being a felony instead of the misdameanor it shouldve been, made me have to sit in metro for 3 days till i could get a bond hearing.... this happened last wednesday and my first court date is today can i get this case thrown out? what do i do
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