State v. TV
The client was stopped by police but was not alleged to have committed any traffic offense. The officer claimed to smell marijuana and searched the vehicle and several pounds of marijuana were found. The charges were dismissed due to an illegal search and seizure. The officer did not have reasonable suspicion to stop the car for no reason other than being in a known drug area. A police officer cannot just randomly stop someone when they have a hunch.
Practice area(s): DUI / DWI