Lindsey v. State

Jessica Ruth Towne

Case Conclusion Date:January 1, 2006

Practice Area:Criminal Defense

Outcome:conviction reversed

Description:Lindsay's employer was concerned for his mental health. The employer got a probate judge to sign a "pick up order" allowing Lindsay to be involuntarily committed and assessed for mental well-being. When a deputy picked up Lindsay, he searched his pockets before putting him in the police car, and then instead of taking Lindsay to a hospital as the order told him to do, he took him to jail because LIndsay had drugs in his pocket! Police officers cannot use a committal order to search someone's pockets for contraband! SUCCESSFULLY CHALLENGED CONVICTION ARISING FROM A WARRANTLESS SEARCH OF A MAN DETAINED PURSUANT COURT COMMITTAL COURT.

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