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Search of Woman’s Purse Held Unconstitutional
Following an infraction traffic stop, a woman was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and neglect of a dependent after police found methamphetamine in her purse. The Indiana Court of Appeals held that the search of the woman's purse was unlawful and violated her right against unlawful search and seizure.
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Conviction for Possession of Firearm by Serious Violent Felon Overturned Due to Illegal Search
The Indiana Court of Appeals has reversed a man’s conviction for possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon, a Class B felony, due to an illegal search of his car. The man was stopped for a traffic violation and admitted to the officer that his driver’s license was suspended. The officer verified that the man had a prior conviction for driving while suspended and placed him under arrest. The officer then looked under the driver’s seat and found a loaded handgun.
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