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US v. Scott, 11-10529

In a conviction of a defendant for possession of a controlled substance and a firearm, district court's grant of defendant's motion to suppress is reversed and remanded where because the police had probable cause to suspect that evidence of a crime would be found in defendant's car, which had the potential for mobility and was being used as a licensed motor vehicle, the government's warrantless search of defendant's car was permissible under the automobile exception to the warrant requirement.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 11/26/2012
  • Published 11/26/2012


  • Bybee


  • United States Ninth Circuit