From what I understand police must have a probable cause to search you. Now I also understand that you have to have a license to carry while outside of your property. So if you're carrying concealed at say McDonald's and a cop walks in, he isn't allowed to search you if you're not doing anything illegal and have not given him/her the impression that you're about to do anything illegal. So then it would be safe to assume that as long as I don't break the law (within their sight) that I don't have to worry about them finding my firearm from a search. Now let's say that I have obeyed the law and as soon as I order my Big Mac the cop stops me and searches me unlawfully and finds my pistol, what happens next? I mean I'm sure I'll get a trip downtown, with an empty stomach, but what is after that? I read it is a misdeamenor for the first offense but is there any chance I'll get my pistol back if the case is dismissed? If the case wasn't dismissed would I get my weapon back? Also, if the case wasn't dismissed and I was convicted of the misdeamenor could they use that as probable cause against me in the future? The reason I'm asking is because in Denver you're not allowed to carry openly, and the only way to carry concealed is with a permit. Being distrustful of the government I didn't get a permit and I carried my pistol concealed. Now when I move back to Georgia I'm not going to get a permit either and I want to know if my 4th amendment rights are going to protect my 2nd amendment rights.