Smith's Criminal Case Compendium

Smith's Criminal Case Compendium


This compendium includes significant criminal cases by the U.S. Supreme Court & N.C. appellate courts, Nov. 2008 – Present. Selected 4th Circuit cases also are included.

Jessica Smith prepared case summaries Nov. 2008-June 4, 2019; later summaries are prepared by other School staff.


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E.g., 09/25/2022
E.g., 09/25/2022

A passenger has standing to challenge a stop of a vehicle in which the passenger was riding.

As a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped, the defendant had standing to challenge the stop.

A passenger in a vehicle that has been stopped by the police has standing to challenge the constitutionality of the vehicle stop. 

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