State of Florida vs. Chad Pierce

Catherine Ann Drees

Case Conclusion Date:April 14, 2008

Practice Area:Criminal Defense

Outcome:Tip not basis for later stop

Description:A tip provided to the police concerning a impaired driver could not be used as the basis for a stop due to the fact the defendant's vehicle was seen at a later time and did not match the description of the vehicle. Additionally, a tag light out could not be used as the basis for the stop because another tag light was illuminated, thus complying with the statute.