United States Fifth Circuit

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US v. GOULD, 02-30629

District court erred as a matter of law in holding that a protective sweep can never be valid unless incident to an arrest, and on that sole basis granting the motion to suppress. (Republished opinion)

Appellate Information

  • Decided 03/24/2004
  • Published 04/12/2004

Judges

  • GARWOOD, Circuit Judge:, Before KING, Chief Judge, and GARWOOD, JOLLY, HIGGINBOTHAM, DAVIS, JONES, SMITH, WIENER, BARKSDALE, EMILIO M. GARZA, DeMOSS, BENAVIDES, STEWART, DENNIS, CLEMENT and PRADO, Circuit Judges.

Court

  • United States Fifth Circuit

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • M. Patricia Jones, Asst. U.S. Atty. (argued), Baton Rouge, LA, for Plaintiff-Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Rebecca L. Hudsmith, Federal Public Defender (argued), Joseph R. Streva, Jr., Lafayette, LA, for Defendant-Appellee.