OH12: Exclusionary rule doesn’t apply to violations of statute unless it also violates 4A

A statutory violation is not subject to suppression unless it also shows a violation of the Constitution. “Suppression is a remedy only for a violation of the Fourth Amendment, which in turn, only requires that a search and seizure be reasonable, that is, supported by probable cause. The Fourth Amendment is not concerned with which state actors are authorized by state law to effect a seizure of property or with mandated statutory procedures.” State v. Fluhart, 2021-Ohio-3560, 2021 Ohio App. LEXIS 3481 (12th Dist. Oct. 4, 2021).

FST is a seizure governed by the Fourth Amendment, and this one had reasonable suspicion. State v. Colbert, 2021-Ohio-3551, 2021 Ohio App. LEXIS 3461 (5th Dist. Sept. 29, 2021).*

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