Practice Area: Criminal Defense
Outcome: Motion to Suppress granted; Case dismissed
Description: Cocaine Found During Traffic Stop- Case Dismissed Orland Park Police respond to anonymous call that driver is smoking marijuana (cannabis) in his car. Defense Team files Motion to Suppress Evidence based on an illegal search and seizure. At hearing, officer testifies that he stopped vehicle for expired registration and asked Defendant for permission to search vehicle. Cocaine and drug paraphernalia recovered after search. On cross examination officer admits that he never detected any odor of cannabis or observed any other evidence that Defendant was smoking marijuana. Motion to Suppress granted, case dismissed.