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US v. Tinnie, 09-4082

By FindLaw Staff on January 18, 2011 | Last updated on March 21, 2019
Conviction for being a felon in possession of a firearm

US v. Tinnie, 09-4082, concerned a challenge to the district court's denial of a motion to suppress a gun and ammunition found in defendant's car during a traffic stop, in a conviction of defendant for possession of a firearm by a felon.  In affirming, the court held that given everything that took place prior to the frisk, and the time and location of the stop, a reasonable officer could conclude that there was reasonable suspicion that defendant was armed and that a frisk was necessary to assure the officers' safety.

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