One should always still refuse a warrantless search. If the cops arrest you for refusing, you can then retire at the expense of the taxpayers.<quoted text>Depends on the circumstances lily, we launched a Sheriff up this way years ago for profiling. Google Bob Vogel Sheriff.
His Dept was stopping people in nowheresville where they would have to be handcuffed and transported as would their vehicle if they refused. They caught a lot of small timers and kept any money they found even without a conviction. It was all great at first but once the lawsuits started piling up the public was outraged.
That county has the best Sheriff in the state currently__maybe the nation. Sheriff Ben
Your should also make clear to the cops that you are exercising your rights under the Fourth and Fifth Amendments. And then keep your mouth shut.