OH: On LPN check, car not matching color on registration is enough for a stop to see if it’s stolen

“When an officer encounters a vehicle the whole of which is painted a different color from the color listed in the vehicle-registration records and the officer believes, based on his experience, that the vehicle or its displayed license plates may be stolen, the officer has a reasonable, articulable suspicion of criminal activity and is authorized to perform an investigative traffic stop.” (Syllabus by the court) State v. Hawkins, 2019-Ohio-4210, 2019 Ohio LEXIS 2152 (Oct. 16, 2019).

“Otoupal ‘had no reasonable expectation of privacy in an IP address assigned by the Internet Service Provider or any of the other information acquired from’ Charter Communications. … Therefore, HSI ‘needed no warrant to obtain the information,’ and the search warrant later issued based on that information was valid. Id. Accordingly, Calvert’s failure to investigate and raise this meritless issue in a motion to suppress the warrant to search Otoupal’s residence was reasonable.” Otoupal v. United States, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 178529 (N.D.Ga. Aug. 20, 2019),* adopted, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 177838 (N.D. Ga. Oct. 10, 2019).*

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