State v. Dunbar

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Federal Standard Not Requiring Reasonable Suspicion for Canine Sniff That Does Not Prolong Legitimate Traffic Stop Adopted

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  • Kenneth Vercammen

    name of Justice is wrong. Canine dog sniff cannot be long delay State v. Mark Dunbar (A-94-15) (077839) Argued April 24, 2017 -- Decided July 10, 2017 FERNANDEZ-VINA, J., writing for the Court. In this appeal, the Court considers the appropriate standard for police officers to conduct a canine sniff for the detection of narcotics. In particular, the Court determines whether police require reasonable suspicion of a drug offense to effect a canine sniff during a motor vehicle stop.

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