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Traffic Stop, Objectively reasonable mistake

Posted by John P. Rutkowski | Feb 11, 2023 | 0 Comments

The trial court erred by denying motion to suppress evidence discovered during a traffic stop based on determination that, although stop was invalid, officer's mistaken belief that defendant had changed lanes from a left-turn lane to the thru lane in the intersection itself was objectively reason...

No Probable Cause For Traffic Stop-Case Dismissed

Posted by John P. Rutkowski | Aug 25, 2021 | 0 Comments

Officers lacked probable cause to detain defendant for violation of statute that restricts brightness and number of lit auxiliary lights on vehicle where record does not reflect that officers had any training or experience that would have allowed them to estimate brightness of auxiliary lights at...


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