Thursday, August 13, 2009

Eleventh Circuit Affirms Warrantless Canine Search of Commercial Vehicle

In USA v. Hector Manuel Ponce-Aldona (08-13144), the Eleventh Circuit has a detailed published opinion relating to the stop of a commercial vehicle in Georgia and the drivers challenge to the subsequent warrantless canine search that occurred. The Eleventh Circuit affirmed the magistrate judge's opinion upholding the warrantless search under New York v. Burger, 482 U.S. 691, 107 S. Ct. 2636 (1987).


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