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Search & Seizure – Vehicle Search – Consent (access required)

Although defendant contends his “consent” to search his vehicle was not voluntary because he was coerced with a “meritless claim of authority,” the trial court disagreed and concluded that the deputy had reasonable suspicion to believe defendant was engaged in criminal activity, based on an anonymous tip and the fact that defendant was a known ...