BLANKET STRIP-SEARCHES WHILE BEING ISSUED A TRAFFIC TICKET IN NEW JERSER ARE ILLEGAL

By Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. a New Jersey Traffic Ticket Attorney

The U.S. Supreme Court justices have ruled it’s not their place to interfere in strip-search procedures at detention centers.

Look what happened to a New Jersey man who sued after he was mistakenly arrested and then strip-searched — twice — outrageous.

Say you forget to pay an outstanding traffic ticket and you end up in county jail. Here’s what a strip-search would mean: You’d be ordered to take off all your clothes. As you stand naked, you’d have to open your mouth and lift your tongue — and then your testicles or breasts, so an officer could look beneath them. You’ll be told to “squat and cough,” as the officer closely examines the result.

It’s not only illegal, it also violates official guidelines for both law enforcement and corrections officers in New Jersey. They’re not supposed to strip-search people arrested for minor offenses unless there’s reasonable suspicion that a weapon or contraband will be found.

Constitutional or not, blanket strip-searches are still illegal in New Jersey. Jail officers everywhere need to know that. If they’ll strip-search a nun, they’ll do it to anyone.

Contact me personally today to discuss your traffic violations matter.  I am easy to talk to, very approachable and can offer you practical, legal ways to handle your concerns.  You can reach me toll free at (855) 376-5291 or e-mail me at fniemann@hnlawfirm.com/.

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