MS: Minor errors in paperwork didn’t obscure a thing and didn’t prejudice def

Minor errors in the paperwork for the warrant were not prejudicial to defendant. There was no challenge to probable cause, and the papers as a whole show the warrant timely executed after issuance. Jenkins v. State, 2022 Miss. App. LEXIS 227 (July 19, 2022).

Defense counsel wasn’t ineffective for not filing a motion to suppress that would not succeed. Lopez v. State, 2022 Miss. App. LEXIS 228 (App. July 19, 2022).*

“To pull over a vehicle, the police do not have to suspect the crime of the century. Even a broken tail light or some other modest traffic violation will do.” “The existence of a mistake does not mean that the traffic stop was necessarily out of bounds. It wouldn’t delegitimize the stop even if Officer Cabello was mistaken. The Fourth Amendment requires reasonable suspicion, not certitude and perfection. It is enough if the officer reasonably believed that he witnessed a driving violation.” United States v. Avila, 2022 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 127668 (N.D. Ill. July 19, 2022).*

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