Unformatted text preview: and ID’ed themselves as officers. When the driver Brown got out of the vehicle, they saw the passenger Whren with two plastic bags of cocaine in his hands. b. Objective Basis: The officer was going to hive him a warning for his traffic violation. IV. Legal Question: Were the officers justified in their stop of the Nissan and their arrest of the two subjects a. Two vise squad officers b. Pulled the subjects over for a traffic violation and ended up arresting them on federal drug charges c. 4 th amendment against illegal search and seizure without reasonable suspicion V. Opinion: The officers need reasonable suspicion based on the fact of the traffic violation. Then during the stop the two plastic bags of drugs were found making them admissible in court. VI. Judgment: Affirmed...
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- Spring '08
- Law, Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution, traffic violation