Cops Can’t Extend Stops to Get Dog Sniff

Piotr Grzywocz, CC BY-SA 3.0
Piotr Grzywocz, CC BY-SA 3.0

The US Supreme Court handed down a decision today, Rodriguez v. United States, that says police officers cannot extend a traffic stop in order to subject its occupants to a drug dog sniff without specific reasons to suspect contraband.

 

UPDATE: After U.S. Supreme Court vacates judgment and remands for further consideration, Eighth Circuit says despite SCOTUS ruling, Defendant gets convicted anyways. Opinion here.

Solo and Small Firm Conference

I have been asked to speak at the Missouri Bar Solo and Small Firm The Missouri BarConference on the topic of Family Law.

I look forward to seeing my colleagues there and catching up.