Court Tossed the Evidence Seized in the Car
“The cop said he saw “furtive movements” near the glove box.”
For this Tampa Criminal Defense Attorney, Search and seizure of a vehicle glove box has been the subject of a recent research project. Vehicles are frequently searched Incident to arrest. One court ruled that Police could not reasonably believe there would be evidence relevant to crime of fleeing and eluding found in a vehicle’s glove compartment. The cop said he saw “furtive movements” near the glove box. The cops claimed officer safety concerns. The court found at time of the vehicle search, the defendant was handcuffed, not near the car, and in the custody of backup officers. The trial court tossed the evidence seized in the car and the appeals court agreed.
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