Illinois v. Wardlow
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Illinois v. Wardlow
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Citation. Illinois v. Wardlow, 528 U.S. 119, 120 S. Ct. 673, 145 L. Ed. 2d 570, 2000 U.S. LEXIS 504, 2000 Cal. Daily Op. Service 299, 2000 Daily Journal DAR 389, 1999 Colo. J. C.A.R. 183, 13 Fla. L. Weekly Fed. S 20 (U.S. Jan. 12, 2000) Brief Fact Summary. Defendant William Wardlow was stopped and frisked after looking towards police officers and then running in an area known for heavy narcotics trafficking. Synopsis of Rule of Law. Nervous, evasive behavior and location in a high crime area are relevant factors in determining the reasonable suspicion necessary for a Terry stop un ...

Criminal Procedure Questions & Answers
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1) Zak was tried for drugs and firearms violations, based on evidence that he sold about $25,000 worth of cocaine per week in New York City and employed 50 or so street hustlers to execute these sales. Zak sought to represent himself at trial and the trial judge made a proper Faretta inquiry and obtained a proper waiver from Zak of his right to counsel. The trial judge informed Zak that she was going to appoint Belle as standby counsel for Zak. The trial judge explained, however, that Belle could only act as an advisor and could not participate in the trial directly by addressing the jury, con ...

Case Overviews
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1. STOP & DETENTION FOR QUESTIONS & FRISK a. CASE BY CASE SCOPE REQUIREMENTS Terry v. Ohio (1968) Facts: A police officer saw D and another man walking back and forth a dozen times in front of a store and looking in the window. The officer suspected that they were planning a robbery, followed the men, and then accosted them. After the D mumbled something in response to the officer's request for identification, the officer conducted a pat-down "frisk" search for weapons of D's outer clothing. The officer touched a hard object that felt like a weapon, and pulled it out. It was a gun, which wa ...