Florida Vehicle Search - Caselaw Report

Cocaine, search warrant, Search and Seizure, Traffic Stop, consent to search
Tampa Criminal Defense Attorney notes recent reported case where the court ruled that the valid consent to search a vehicle does not authorize police / LEO (law enforcement officers) to order occupants out of vehicle and then place them in handcuffs back of patrol car / vehicle. The trial court had ruled that the cocaine was not seized in violation of the 4th Fourth Amendment. The appeals court ruled it was error to deny the vehicle passenger's motion to suppress cocaine. It was alleged that the defendant had abandoned the drugs in the back of police car while she was illegally detained in Florida.

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This case was Reported at 35 Fla. L. Weekly D18a (2009)

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