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Search & Seizure – Parked Car – ‘Community Caretaker’ Doctrine (access required)

Even if an officer “seized” defendant by tapping on the window of his parked car at 4:30 a.m., there was no basis to suspect criminal activity or a need for police assistance, and a Roanoke County Circuit Court suppresses methamphetamine found with the driver. The officer testified that as he observed the vehicle, the interior lights ...