Constitutional Law

Troy City Court Suppresses Drug Evidence Seized from Passenger in Car Pulled Over Due to Warrant for Driver’s Arrest

Posted on October 3, 2011

In People v. Brandolino, 2011 NY Slip Op. 51747(U), September 26, 2011, the Troy City Court ruled that a glass pipe with drug residue was improperly seized by a police officer from the passenger of a vehicle stopped due to the existence of a warrant for the driver’s arrest.  The ruling was made after the court conducted a Mapp hearing, a type of pre-trial hearing the defense may request in criminal matters in order to challenge the propriety of aRead More