DUI Checkpoints Maryland Anne Arundel

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Marker v. State

Facts:

Defendant was stopped before he entered a prison facility and was informed that the state police would perform a “canine sniff” of his vehicle. Although defendant objected and asked to leave the facility, the sniff was performed. As a result, drugs were found.  Defendant had previous conviction for DUI.  The ceased drugs were introduced at defendant’s trial. The court held that absent reasonable, articulable suspicion of criminal activity, it was unreasonable under U.S. Const. amend. IV and Md. Const. Decl. Rts. art. 26 to detain defendant whom, prior to entering the prison, indicated a preference to leave rather than submit to the detention. The detention was an illegal seizure. The court rejected the state’s argument that the detention was permissible under the exception to the search and seizure rule for detaining motorists at checkpoints.

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DUI Checkpoints Maryland Anne Arundel
DUI Checkpoints Maryland Anne Arundel

Holdings:

The Maryland Court made the following holding:
  • Stopping an automobile and detaining its occupants constitutes a “seizure” within the meaning of the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments to the federal constitution, even though the purpose of the stop is limited and the resulting detention is quite brief.

We have client meeting locations in Montgomery County (Rockville) & Baltimore, Maryland.

Contact our law firm today to speak with a lawyer today about your traffic ticket.  An attorney from our firm will do his best to help you.

We will do our absolute best to help you get the best result possible based on the facts of your case. Our law firm has the necessary experience to assist you with this matter.

Courts we cover in Anne Arundel, Maryland

Anne Arundel County Circuit Court

P.O. Box 71,
7 Church Circle,
Annapolis, MD 21401

Anne Arundel County District Court

Robert F. Sweeney Building,
251 Rowe Boulevard,
Annapolis, MD 21401.

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Disclaimer:

These summaries are provided by the SRIS Law Group. They represent the firm’s unofficial views of the Justices’ opinions. The original opinions should be consulted for their authoritative content.