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The questioning that occurred at the time the plain clothes officer arrived after being questioned about drinking was very minimal. He decided that he was going to demand that I step out of the vehicle and said that he was going to search me and asked if there is anything he should know about in my pockets. I unfortunately complied with answering that question honestly. According to a lawyer locally that I spoke with, I should say that I felt "compelled" to perform any of the orders that the officer demanded of me which resulted in me telling the officer that I had a very small amount of contraband on my person. I was not asked permission by any means to be searched or have my vehicle searched. I wasn't advised as to why I was being searched to begin with before I offered up the evidence. I know I hurt my situation in doing this but I was unaware that I could have refused to be searched. I was immediately handcuffed and placed into the back of the cruiser while the freely searched my entire vehicle. Not to mention I had the address of the residence being monitored on a piece of paper in my pocket. This was the first time I had ever been inside this residence. I explained that I had the contraband on my person the entire day and that it had nothing to do with the individual that I visited. I was panicking at the time and I told them that I would do anything at this point just to go home. Eventually I was spoken to by the plain clothes officer again in which he told me stories about him "dealing contraband" with his friends when he was younger and that if I offered more information that it would help my situation. I eventually told the truth and he offered me his phone number. He told me that I absolutely must call him to get any credit for the information and that he has done this for numerous people and that they had never contacted him for credit. He also told me not to tell any lawyers, duty counsel, judges, etc as to what he had just done for some strange reason. In the disclosure he states that I told him that I didn't provide any information regarding the entry to the home but indeed I did tell him everything. What should I do about this? Also, at the last status hearing, the crown was supposed to provide me a certificate that proves the authenticity of the substance. I told them I couldn't take any more time off work so they tried to obtain the certificate at that time. The judge stated that he didnít want to waste any more of my time. The person whom issued the certificate from the Crown's office could not be located and now they want to deliver it to me at my residence. What happens if they don't provide me this certificate before the trial date?
Also, I had tried calling this officer several times and did speak with him in which he would just question me on whether or not I had any further contact with the individual and said he was busy on another case or something and hasn't heard anything further. I gave up calling this officer now. I was told by a local lawyer that it most likely would just hurt his credibility along with the fact that the disclosure contains the wrong make/model/year of my vehicle and the license plate number isn't even the one that was on my car. He said I should be able to leave out the detail in regards to him providing me his contact information and still have this thrown out.
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