On another thread this issue was brought up when someone stated that having a secret compartment can be grounds for a search.
The thought that in my effort to hide my weapon from criminals I might be giving up my rights not to be searched. Does the fact that I have a locked case hidden in my vehicle cost me my rights?
I did find the following case on the net.
Hidden Compartment in Motor Vehicle Can Provide Probable Cause for Search - PoliceLink
MichaelBecause the evidence was highly probative of the existence of a secret compartment, and because it is difficult to imagine a licit purpose for a large hidden compartment in a vehicle the size of a Chevy van, these signs of a hidden compartment strongly suggest — and perhaps even single-handedly establish — probable cause to search behind the side panels in the rear of the van.