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Ringstrom Wins Suppression in Felony Case

By April 8, 2017 July 2nd, 2017 No Comments

The Forum recently reported on the dismissal of a Clay County felony drug case, after defense attorney Bruce Ringstrom Jr. sought to have improperly gathered evidence suppressed.  “If officers searched everyone they pulled over for speeding or broken headlights,” Ringstrom says in the article, “they would certainly find more contraband and evidence of illegal activity. But they would also intrude upon the privacy of countless otherwise law-abiding Americans.” Judge Galen Vaa agreed with Ringstrom that in this case law enforcement “‘did not have a reasonable and articulable suspicion’ to expand the scope of the stop and therefore subsequent searches of the car and the occupants’ cellphones should not have occurred.”