The State of Ohio v. Farris, Supreme Court of Ohio, Decided: July 12, 2006, No. 2004-0604.
Statement of Facts
The suspect Stephen Farris was pulled over by a state trooper for speeding. The officer smelt burnt marijuana but found no drugs after a pat down search on the suspect. Without reading the Miranda rights, the officer asked the suspect if there were any drugs in the car to which the suspect denied. The officer then read the suspect his Miranda rights, asked the suspect the question again about the presence of drugs and then conducted a warrantless search of the car where Continue reading...