Any lawyers here who can help me out..thanks. ok, here's the situation..you were being flagged down by a group of cops late at night and you opened up your window, turned off the headlights, turn on your interior lights and asked politely, "what seems to be the problem sir?" Then they would usually say, "checkpoint lang po sir." as they flash a beam of light inside your car checking the flooring and everything. then he says, "Paki-buksan lang po yung glove compartment". question number 1: Can they legally do this without a search warrant? By search warrant i mean, it has to indicate your name, your vehicle, and the glove compartment where they intend to search. Some of my friends say that you can refuse but if you've got nothing to hide then you can show it right? then you opened your glove compartment and yet they found nothing. this cop asked you "Pwede po ba naming silipin ang ilalim ng mga upuan"? question number 2: Can they legally do this? I have this belief that they can only search areas within your car where only their flashlight beams can reach and that they have no right to touch anything inside the car (e.g. halughugin ang car) unless they have a search warrant right? If these cops violated your rights, can you legally sue them? nagtatanong lang po..