Tag Archives: Traffic Stop

Merit Decision: Questioning Suspect in Front Seat of Police Cruiser Following Traffic Stop Does Not Automatically Require Miranda Warnings. Cleveland v. Oles.

“The trooper’s questioning of Oles in the front seat of the patrol car did not rise to the level of a custodial interrogation requiring Miranda warnings.”

Chief Justice O’Connor, from majority opinion

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What’s On Their Minds: Is Questioning in the Front Seat of a Police Cruiser a Custodial Interrogation? City of Cleveland v. Benjamin Oles.

Update: On July 19, 2017, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in this case.  Read the analysis here.

“So, he’s not free to leave. Why is he (Oles) not in custody at that point?”

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Oral Argument Preview: Is Questioning in the Front Seat of a Police Cruiser a Custodial Interrogation? City of Cleveland v. Benjamin Oles.

Update: On July 19, 2017, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in this case.  Read the analysis here.

Read the analysis of the argument here.

On March 1, 2017, the Supreme Court of … Continue reading

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Merit Decision: Court Finds State Constitutional Violation For Extraterritorial Traffic Stop. State v. Brown.

Update: a bill has been introduced in the legislature to allow peace officers in small townships to make arrests on interstate highways.  Read more about that here.

On June 23, 2015, the Supreme Court of Ohio issued a … Continue reading

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What’s on their Minds: The Ohio Constitution and Remediless Statutory Violations. State v. Terrence Brown.

Update: On June 23, 2015, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in this case.  Read the analysis here.

“So now we have a constitution that is not self-executing, and we have a statute which is … Continue reading

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Oral Argument Preview: Exclusion of Evidence Under the U.S. or the Ohio Constitution Because of A Bad Traffic Stop? State of Ohio v. Terrence Brown.

Update: On June 23, 2015, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in this case.  Read the analysis here.

Read the analysis of the oral argument here.

On February 3, 2015, the Supreme Court of … Continue reading

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Oral Argument Preview: If the Police Believe an Occupant of a Car Needs Emergency Assistance Based on a Tip to the Dispatcher, is a Warrantless Stop Permissible? State v. Dunn.

Update: The merit decision in this case was handed down March  15, 2012. Read the analysis of the decision here.

 On October 19, the Supreme Court of Ohio will hear oral arguments in the case of State v. Dunn, 2011-0213.The … Continue reading

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