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Officer’s confusion about law voided search, court rules (access required)

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Six months after the North Carolina Supreme Court overruled the state Court of Appeals and held that a police officer’s mistaken beliefs about the law could be a reasonable basis for a stop, the appeals court pushed back. In a recent ruling on a Wake County DWI case, the appeals court found that another arresting officer’s misunderstanding of the law was not reasonable.

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