Unformatted text preview: could not touch each other and patted them down. Then he picked up the envelope and saw it contained marijuana. He then read the men their rights and then searched the car where he found Belton’s jacket with cocaine in it. b. The arrest of the four men gave him the right to search the vehicle IV. Legal Question: Did the officer act constitutionally when he obtained the cocaine from Belton’s jacket a. Trooper Nicot b. He searched the car after arresting and reading the rights to the four occupants on the car c. The 4 th and 14th amendments V. Opinion The arrest was lawful and the jacket that was located in the vehicle was determined to be within the immediate control of the arrestee at the time of the stop. VI. Judgment: Reversed...
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- Spring '08
- Law, patrol car, Belton, Christopher Jewell CRJ-205, state trooper Douglas