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Search & Seizure – Auto Passenger – PCP Vial – ‘Right Result, Wrong Reason’ (access required)

Because the factual record for defendant’s motion to suppress PCP in his pocket supports appellate review of whether the trooper had reasonable articulable suspicion to pat down defendant, or probable cause to arrest, both Fourth Amendment issues, the Supreme Court of Virginia upholds application of the “right result, wrong reason” doctrine to affirm denial of ...