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Monday, December 13, 2010

Texas's Court of Criminal Appeals Defines How Little Reasonable Suspicion Needed for a Traffic Stop

Judge Barbara Parker Hervey, joined by all the other judges of the State of Texas's highest criminal court except Judge Johnson, who appears to have concurred without opinion, stated that the Fourth Amendment totality-of-the-circumstances test "requires only some minimal objective justification" for a stop like one in this case. The accused here was driving late at night, near a bar, where a trained and experienced officer saw the defendant driving aggressively.

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