Det. Young testified that the conduct could be viewed by hikers or hunters near [...]
Can a Traffic Stop be Extended for a Canine Sniff, beyond the ‘Rodriguez Moment’ if Reasonable Suspicion is Established?
Police did not prolong Mr. Stanford’s detention prior to using the drug dog; th [...]
Is a Verbal Threat Coupled with a Suspect Pointing a Firearm at a Victim Sufficient to Sustain a Conviction for Aggravated Menacing?
Yes! Mr. Peterson’s testimony, coupled with Officer Bittinger’s testimony tha [...]
The Officers had a Gut Feeling that Lyin’ Ryan was Hiding Marijuana and a Gun but Did They Have Reasonable Suspicion?
Therefore, we hold that Mr. Bailey’s statement about the marijuana in his vehic [...]
If an Officer Establishes Probable Cause that a Suspect Just Purchased Narcotics, Can he Search the Suspect’s Vehicle without a Warrant?
It does not matter that Officer Weigand did not see drugs or know for sure that [...]
Can an Officer’s Smell of Packaged Marijuana in the Trunk – Justify a Valid Search based on the Automobile Exception … Even if the Officer was Wrong and there was no Marijuana in the Trunk?
Yes! That [automobile] exception allows a probable-caused based search of a t [...]
Can a Suspect Dispel Probable Cause by Handing Marijuana Over to Police During a Traffic Stop – Thereby Preventing a Search of the Vehicle?
Ohio law does not support such an absurd result. State v. Mitchell 2022 – Ohio [...]