Unlawful Search

  • By:Patrick Dunn

A client was the subject of a traffic stop. Ultimately the search of his vehicle revealed 30 pounds of marijuana.

At the suppression hearing, the Trooper testified that one of the reasons for the stop was that the client had a “disclaimer” on his bumper. It was a sticker that said, “if you love your freedom, thank a vet.” The State argued that such stickers (“disclaimers”) were commonly used by drug runners to make the police think they are not drug runners.

The court did not buy a word of it, and all evidence was suppressed due to unlawful search.

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