United States v. Martinez-Fuerte

Charles Martin Sevilla

Case Conclusion Date:June 30, 1976

Practice Area:Criminal Defense

Outcome:Reversed Ninth Circuit grant of relief

Description:This issue concerned the legality of checkpoint stops at the San Clemente, CA checkpoint. The Ninth Circuit ruled it was illegal and the SCOTUS reversed, holding that a checkpoint stop, as opposed to search, could be done without suspicion focused on the car stopped..