reply to post by 27jd
You are usually a sensible poster. This time though, you seem to be just looking for people who fully agree with you and have no interest in a
You were guilty, so no issue there. No false arrest.
The Officer(s) who arrested you were just doing their jobs as instructed, so no issue there.
These check points have been around for a long time, so you knew in advance you could get tagged by a dog, so no issue there.
So the topic here is whether or not it is Constitutional for the Border Patrol to enforce the law regarding US Citizens.
At the time you drive through the stop, the Officers do not know if you are returning from Mexico or not. They are looking for people who avoided the
border checks to bring in contraband. They found contraband in your vehicle that for all they know, may have come from Mexico. They only had your word
as to where you were coming from.
I don't see how they did anything other than their jobs, so no issue there.
You are likely to fail before a Judge unless you contact the ACLU (
) and go all the way with this. Unless you have the huge sums of money it
would take to try and carry this to the Supreme Court on your own.
As I see it the Officers did nothing wrong and followed their orders. Who you have issue with is the Justice Dept.'s of the State and the U.S. and
not with the Border Patrol who are simply following instructions and doing their jobs.
You may feel different on an emotional level but that won't impress or alter the decision by a Judge. To the Judge, you broke the law, you were
caught red handed and the law is the law. You will have to file suit if you want to change the law or how it is interpreted. To the Judge handling the
drug charge, you will simply look like another irrational person trying to argue their way out of trouble even though you know you were guilty.
My point is if you are serious, you have to go about this the right way. It will be very, very expensive. Nothing that an ordinary person could afford
without going to the ACLU. As much as I hate them, that is probably your only recourse and if they don't see merit, you are finished before you
Perhaps instead of coming here to vent and look for people to sympathize; you should contact an Attorney and find out if your pissing in the wind or