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POLICE OFFICERS BARRED FROM SEARCHING THE RESIDENCE OF A PERSON THAT THEY SEE SMOKING MARIJUANA

A recent opinion by the California Court of Appeals has ruled that it is an UNLAWFUL SEARCH AND SEIZURE when law enforcement sees a person smoking marijuana in their apartment and then enters the apartment and finds evidence of other drug crimes. The “evidence” that the officers seized during the search was held to be illegal.

The court of appeals stated that since possession of marijuana of less than one ounce is a “non jailable offense” the police could not enter the property for the purpose of arresting the defendants or search their apartment. The charges against the defendant were dismissed.

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