posted on Mar, 2 2016 @ 06:39 PM
I honestly feel that there's a good bit of the story you've let out. Intentionally or unintentionally, makes no difference. That being said:
You don't have to be read your rights of they have no intention of using anything you say in court. Example (albeit a rather extreme one): you stand
in front of a camera, hold up your operator's license, announce your name, then shoot the person standing next to you. Nobody has to read you your
rights upon arrest. They only have to read them to you if they want to ask questions to build a case.
Your car can be searched either by probable cause or consent. If PC exists, your consent, or lack of, is moot. Another example: an officer witnesses
you make a narcotics purchase and get in your vehicle. Officer pulls you over. He doesn't have to say a word to you, from Mirandizing you to asking
for consent. He has PC and can search you and your vehicle.
The reason I suspect there's a good bit of the story left out is that pulling up to a random vehicle and pulling the occupants out and searching the
vehicle violates not only several rights but several laws. It's a pretty terrible idea to do that. Perhaps the situation happened exactly as you
describe. Perhaps not. Perhaps your friend did something to give probable cause. Perhaps your rights and multiple laws were broken. Entirely too many
holes in the story to say.