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State v. JJ

Practice Area: Criminal Defense

Outcome: Dismissed on motion

Description: Motion to dismiss for improper detention. Officer stopped car then had occupants wait for canine unit. Dog alerts to marijuana in backseat (unknown to defendant who was driving a friend's car). Officer had excuse to stop car (taillight, revoked DL of registered owner) but could offer no basis for holding the car 20 minutes while waiting for arrival of canine unit.

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