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Criminal Law: Warrantless Search-Protective Sweep

Where the state challenged the grant of a defendant’s motion to suppress evidence from a warrantless search of the defendant’s vehicle in a drug-possession case, the facts did not justify a search of the vehicle for drugs, but the officer’s concern for his personal safety justified a protective sweep for weapons in the same areas ...