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Search and seizure

Posted by John Rutkowski | Mar 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

Criminal law -- Search and seizure -- Vehicle -- Stop -- Officers lacked probable cause to conduct traffic stop based solely on defendant's failure to maintain single lane where there was no evidence that defendant's conduct created a reasonable safety concern. Tip from jail visitation clerk concerning defendant's possible involvement in a drug drop at jail did not, under circumstances, provide sufficient information to create or support a reasonable suspicion that defendant had committed, was committing, or was about to commit a crime. Trial court erred in denying dispositive motions to suppress.

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John Rutkowski

Mr. Rutkowski has been practicing law for the past twenty-three years. Prior to practicing law Mr. Rutkowski served twelve years as a deputy sheriff, retiring to attend law school. Starting his law-enforcement career as a patrol deputy which included two years on the DUI squad; Mr. Rutkowski moved up the ranks becoming a corporal in the field training program which give him the responsibility for training new recruits.


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