Portland Criminal Attorney- New Court of Appeals Decision Announced

October 14, 2013

October 2nd, 2013, the COURT OF APPEALS OF THE STATE OF OREGON announced a decision on State vs. Farmer.

In the case, the court reversed the lower court’s decision to deny a motion to suppress evidence found during a warrantless search based, in part, on an alert by a drug-detection dog.

On appeal, defendant renews his argument that the law enforcement officers did not have probable cause to search his car. He argues that the state failed to establish that the drug-detection dog’s alert was reliable and, therefore, the alert could not factor into the probable cause calculation; he further argues that, without the alert, the officers did not have probable cause.

See explanation in full here.

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