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Criminal Procedure Keyed to Chemerinsky
Brendlin v. California
Citation:551 U.S. 249 (2007)
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Brendlin (Petitioner) was charged with possession and manufacture of methamphetamine after officers searched his car and his person. The officers pulled over Brendlin’s partner during a traffic stop and recognized Brendlin in the passenger seat as someone who was on parole. One of the officers ordered Brendlin out of the car and then placed him under arrest. The trial court denied his suppression motion, ruling that the traffic stop was lawful and that Brendlin was not seized until the officer had ordered him out of the car and formally arrested him.
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