CRIMINAL: COM. V. JONES (SC 11/22/2006)

COM. V. JONES
Criminal:  Search and seizure; plain feel
2004-SC-001017-DG.pdf
PUBLISHED: AFFIRMING; MINTON
DATE RENDERED: 11/22/2006

On discretionary review, SC reversed TC and held that a pat-down search of Jones exceeded the proper bounds of the "plain feel" exception to the Fourth Amendment’s warrant requirement. The incriminating nature of the contents of a pill bottle produced from Jones’s pants pocket was not apparent until the pill bottle was removed from the pocket.

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