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Search and seizure

Posted by John P. Rutkowski | Sep 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

On appeal, the court found that law enforcement officers may, as a matter of course, detain passengers of a vehicle for the reasonable duration of a traffic stop without violating the Fourth Amendment. And that the duration of the traffic stop was reasonably extended in order for backup officers to arrive after belligerent passenger was placed in handcuffs.

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John P. Rutkowski

Mr. Rutkowski has been practicing law for the past twenty-four 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.


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