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Criminal Practice – Search & Seizure – Reasonable Suspicion – Traffic Stop – Raised Hands – Prior Convictions (access required)

  A police officer stopped defendant’s car because its tags were registered to a different vehicle. Since (1) the stop occurred late at night (2) in a high-crime area, (3) defendant exhibited a hand gesture (raising his hands out his car window), (4) defendant appeared highly nervous, (5) defendant “bladed” his body to shield something from ...

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