Dec 26

Commonwealth v. J.S.

Commonwealth v. J.S.


A Philadelphia Housing Authority police officer was on duty when he observed the front seat passenger in J.S.’s car throw an object out of the window. The officer stopped the car to issue a citation for littering and claimed that upon speaking with J.S. he observed that he had blood shot eyes and slurred speech. The officer then had J.S. perform field sobriety tests, which he failed. J.S. was arrested and blood was drawn from him that ultimately indicated that he had alcohol and marijuana in his system. However, the top Philly drug offense attorney Mr. Link  filed a motion to suppress all evidence and argued to a judge that the housing authority officer did not have jurisdiction to make an arrest in the first place. The judge agreed and all evidence, including the officer’s observations and the blood results were suppressed.

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