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Presence in high drug area in addition to evasiveness is NOT REASONABLE SUSPICION.

Posted by Unknown | Oct 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

Just a few days ago, the Fourth Circuit again flexed it's Fourth Amendment muscles in a fair, yet surprising decision.  Presence late at night in an area known for drug dealing, in addition to evasive and nervous behavior, is not enough to satisfy the required standard of reasonable articulable suspicion.  In fact, the justices said, the seizure was "a happenstance of geography."

Read the full opinion here:

http://caselaw.findlaw.com/us-4th-circuit/1716543.html

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