CASE LAW UPDATE: Whether the stop was supported by reasonable articulable suspicion that criminal activity was afoot?
Defendant was convicted of driving while impaired. He appealed. On appeal, he challenged the stop. The evidence showed that the officer responded to a reported trespass involving a white male with short hair, a black shirt, blue jeans, who fled in a black car. Within 10 minutes of the report, the officer stopped defendant, a white male with short hair driving a black car near the reported trespass. The Minnesota Court of Appeals held that this provided reasonable, articulable suspicion to support the stop.
State v. Halverson, A20-0647, Stearns County.
Minnesota Criminal Defense Lawyer Lynne Torgerson was not attorney of record in this case.