Florida Drug Lawyer No Probable Cause Search

Florida Appeals Court reversed where there was no reasonable suspicion to justify detention of defendant for trespass investigation where defendant sitting in vehicle in area known for drug activity. Court found where officer “lit up” defendant's vehicle, then approached defendant in confined space between two vehicles while in uniform, then was joined by two other officers, that the defendant was seized when he was detained. the seizure was unlawful where officers had no reasonable suspicion that the defendant had committed, was committing, or was about to commit a crime. Finally the court held that the defendant's consent to search was fruit of illegal police conduct, and was involuntary. Reversed.

Source: 33 Fla. L. Weekly D1434a

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