Unformatted text preview: officer said you’re not going anywhere. Atwater was then arrested and taken to jail. IV. Legal Question: Does the 4 th amendment forbid a warrant less arrest for a minor criminal offense. Such as a misdemeanor seatbelt violation a. Police Officer b. Arrested Atwater for a misdemeanor seatbelt violation c. 4 th amendment against unreasonable seizure V. Opinion a. Majority: The Fourth amendment safeguards the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable search and seizure. If we were to derive a rule exclusively to address the uncontested facts of this case, Atwater might prevail. VI. Judgment: Affirmed...
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- Spring '08
- Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution, Atwater, Gail atwater, misdemeanor seatbelt violation