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Illegal Detention DUI Dismissed

Posted by John P. Rutkowski | Feb 19, 2021 | 0 Comments

Officer who responded to report of van that veered into oncoming traffic and, after locating vehicle, observed it cross fog line twice, had reasonable suspicion for investigatory stop -- Detention of defendant for 15 minutes without beginning investigation while awaiting arrival of DUI unit was unlawful -- Motion to suppress is granted. Read opinion below:

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John P. Rutkowski

Mr. Rutkowski has been practicing law for the past twenty-five years. Prior to going to law school Mr. Rutkowski served as a deputy sheriff before retiring to attend law school. Upon graduating law school Mr. Rutkowski served as a prosecutor in Florida before going in to private practice and representing clients in three states.


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