United States Eighth Circuit

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US v. Lopez-Mendoza, 09-2189

Defendant's drug possession conviction is affirmed where: 1) an officer does not seize a person by asking for license and registration if he does not convey a message that compliance with his request is required; and 2) the officer did not exceed the scope of defendant's consent by reasonably searching the car for drugs.

Appellate Information

  • Submitted 03/12/2010
  • Decided 04/15/2010
  • Published 04/15/2010


  • BENTON, Circuit Judge., Before SMITH, BENTON, and SHEPHERD, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Eighth Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • Gregory C. Damman, argued, Seward, NE, for appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Bruce Gillan, AUSA, argued, Lincoln, NE, for appellee.