OR: State const. doesn’t bar checking for warrants during traffic stop

Officers are not prohibited under the state constitution from checking for outstanding warrants during a traffic stop, during a lull or not. There are valid safety and policy reasons for it. State v. Civil, 328 Or App 662, 2023 Ore. App. LEXIS 1032 (Oct. 18, 2023).

There was reasonable suspicion for continuing this immigration stop near the border. The officer had patrolled that road more than a decade and he was familiar with all the local cars and people. “Here, the circumstances justifying the Agent’s initial stop, coupled with Amaya’s erratic behavior (which Agent Helmick testified was consistent with distraction tactics employed by human smugglers, Tr. at 82), gave rise to probable cause to check the vehicle for contraband, in this case undocumented persons. As the Agent had probable cause to search the vehicle—independently from any concerns about either his own safety or the health and safety of the vehicle’s passengers—the evidence obtained from that search is admissible.” United States v. Rodriguez-Solorio, 2023 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 185720 (D.N.M. Oct. 16, 2023).*

“Though the Defendant states generally that the trial court erred in finding that the inevitable discovery doctrine applied, he has provided no law or argument in his appellate brief on the topic. In fact, he has failed to even set forth a basic statement relative to the fundamentals of the inevitable discovery doctrine, much less on how the doctrine is inapplicable to this case.” State v. Bowen, 2023 Tenn. Crim. App. LEXIS 416 (Oct. 17, 2023).*

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