Tag Archives: Police

Past, Present, or Future Criminal Activity Necessary for a Constitutional Stop or Search When Acting on a Tip

By Robin Bresky |

Bryan v. State of Florida, 4D10-632 June 15, 2011 The Fourth District Court of Appeal wrote to address a trial court’s order denying a motion to suppress evidence obtained during a warrantless search.  Acting on an anonymous tip, police were dispatched to investigate a call about three black males in front of a home… Read More »

Police Exceeded Scope of Consensual Search of Juvenile Defendant

By Robin Bresky |

A.L.T. v. State of Florida, 4D10 – 2278 June 8, 2011 The Fourth District wrote to address whether a police search exceeded the scope of the suspect’s consent.  A.L.T., a child, was stopped by Officer Mandell of the Fort Lauderdale Police Department.  He asked A.L.T. specifically if he could “search him for weapons or… Read More »