PA: Reasonable inference for stop that owner with suspended DL was driving vehicle

The officer had reasonable suspicion to stop defendant’s vehicle on the inference that the driver was the owner who had an outstanding warrant. The court declines to adopt a higher standard for reasonable suspicion under the state constitution. Commonwealth v. Jefferson, 2021 PA Super 116, 2021 Pa. Super. LEXIS 362 (June 7, 2021).

The affidavit for the search warrant here showed probable cause, so the good faith exception did not have to be decided. United States v. Moore, 2021 U.S. App. LEXIS 16846 (6th Cir. June 7, 2021).*

There was reasonable suspicion for defendant’s continued detention on the highway because the paperwork on the vehicle was quite inadequate. United States v. Louis, 2021 U.S. App. LEXIS 16853 (11th Cir. June 7, 2021).*

“In analyzing Wright’s argument, the Court is ever mindful that ‘[t]he line between a lawful Terry stop and an unlawful arrest is not bright.’ United States v. Askew, 403 F.3d 496, 507 (7th Cir. 2005).” Here, defendants were lawfully stopped, and furtive movements during the stop produced reasonable suspicion. United States v. Wright, 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 106258 (N.D. Ind. June 7, 2021).*

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