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Cochran, J., delivered the opinion of the Court in which Keller, P.J. and Womack, Johnson, Keasler, and Hervey, JJ., joined. Keller, P.J. and Johnson, J., filed concurring opinions. Meyers, J., filed a dissenting opinion in which Price, J., joined.


An officer stopped appellant’s car for a traffic offense and, during that stop, asked if he could search the car. The officer said that appellant consented. During a consensual search of appellant’s pocket, the officer found a pill bottle containing marijuana. Appellant filed a motion to suppress that evidence, arguing that he did not voluntarily consent to the search of his car and therefore his constitutional rights were violated.*fn1 After a hearing, the trial judge denied the motion. Appellant pled guilty to possession of marijuana and appealed the trial judge’s ruling. The court of appeals reversed the trial judge, holding that the State failed to carry its burden of proving consent by clear and convincing evidence.*fn2 We granted the State’s petition for discretionary review*fn3 and hold that the trial judge’s ruling that appellant consented to the search of his car is supported by the record. We therefore reverse the court of appeals.

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