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Criminal – Search & Seizure – Investigatory Stop – Broken Taillight (access required)

Where the officer, immediately before detaining defendant on private property, observed defendant operating a motorcycle with a broken taillight, which is a traffic infraction, the stop did not violate the Fourth Amendment. Trial court's suppression order reversed. The officer had probable cause to stop and investigate and to issue defendant a traffic summons. We hold that defendant, who ...

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