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Criminal Procedure Keyed to Dressler
Arizona v. Hicks
Citation:480 U.S. 321, 107 S.Ct. 1149, 94 L.Ed.2d 347.
A bullet was fired through the floor of the defendant’s apartment, injuring a man in the apartment below. Police officers arrived and entered the defendant’s apartment to search for the shooter, for other victims, and for weapons. An officer noticed two sets of expensive stereo components, which seemed out of place in the apartment. Suspecting that they were stolen, he read and recorded their serial numbers. In order to do so, he moved some of the components around and then reported the numbers by phone to his headquarters. Once they advised him that it was stolen, he seized it immediately. The defendant was charged with the robbery.
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