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Question: My friend and I was pulled out of the store .possible stolen vehicle.report was called in from border patrol, the Sheriffs department was called in for back and I was arrested for findings from the search. The truck wasn't stolen and our word against them in regards to the giving permission . My question is the responsibility of probable cause by transfer of authority does that diminish when the Border Patrol reported the stolen vehicle does that give probable cause to the sheriff by proxy there should be some case law the states if there was no probable cause by the Border Patrol

Answer: In short answer no it does not diminish probable cause, once a crime is reported, i.e. a stolen vehicle, a Police Officer now has probable cause to believe that any vehicle that fits the description may be the stolen vehicle in question. The Police Officer would not be a proxy for the Border Patrol Officer because he does not have jurisdiction to search you for reasons outside of immigration, but he can report the crime to the Police Department.

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  • My friend and I was pulled out of the store .possible stolen vehicle.report was called in from border patrol, the Sheriffs department was called in for back and I was arrested for findings from the search. The truck wasn't stolen and our word against them in regards to the giving permission . My question is the responsibility of probable cause by transfer of authority does that diminish when the Border Patrol reported the stolen vehicle does that give probable cause to the sheriff by proxy there should be some case law the states if there was no probable cause by the Border Patrol

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