OH1: Order to get out of car doesn’t unreasonably extend a traffic stop

An officer’s order to get out of the car during a traffic stop does not expand the stop, and it is reasonable. Agreeing in the trial court that the stop was valid bars litigating it on appeal. State v. Jackson, 2021-Ohio-517, 2021 Ohio App. LEXIS 559 (1st Dist. Feb. 26, 2021).

“Because the officers stopped Cofano pursuant to a [state §] 7302 warrant relying on the issuing authority’s finding that Cofano was dangerous to himself and others, they had valid Fourth Amendment justification. Consequently, the Court holds that the evidence cannot be suppressed as the good faith exception would indeed apply.” United States v. Cofano, 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 36683 (W.D. Pa. Feb. 26, 2021).*

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