IN: 4A doesn’t require a SW be obtained at the earliest possible time

Officers were tipped off to the defendant coming through with drugs eight hours before he was stopped. The stop was for speeding and weaving, and a drug dog was used which alerted. The fact the officers had eight hours warning didn’t require them to get a search warrant. “The fact that there may or may not have been enough information to obtain a search warrant to search that same vehicle earlier that day has no impact on the legality of the subsequent search and seizure; officers do not have to obtain a warrant at the first practicable moment.” Whitenack v. State, 2017 Ind. App. LEXIS 45 (Feb. 3, 2017).

A trailer hitch ball partially obstructing a license plate is reasonable suspicion for a stop. State v. Tregeagle, 2017 Ida. App. LEXIS 12 (Feb. 3, 2017).*

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