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.
- 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.