Other Free Encyclopedias » Law Library - American Law and Legal Information » Notable Trials and Court Cases - 1995 to Present

Ohio v. Robinette - Significance, Impact, Further Readings

petitioner respondent police chief

Petitioner

State of Ohio

Respondent

Robert D. Robinette

Petitioner's Claim

Provisions of the Fourth Amendment do not require police officers to warn motorists that they are "free to go" at the end of traffic stop.

Chief Lawyer for Petitioner

Carley J. Ingram

Chief Lawyer for Respondent

James D. Ruppert

Justices for the Court

Stephen Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Anthony M. Kennedy, Sandra Day O'Connor, William H. Rehnquist (writing for the Court), Antonin Scalia, David H. Souter, Clarence Thomas

Justices Dissenting

John Paul Stevens

Place

Washington, D.C.

Date of Decision

18 November 1996

Decision

The respondent's Fourth Amendment rights were not violated when, after being lawfully stopped, the motorist consented to search even though the police officer failed to advise that motorist had the right to refuse consent, since initial detention was finished. The U.S. Constitution did not specifically stipulate that such searches and seizures were unreasonable.

Related Cases

  • Schneckloth v. Bustamonte, 412 U.S. 218 (1973).
  • Michigan v. Long, 463 U.S. 1032 (1983).
  • Florida v. Bostick, 501 U.S. 429 (1991).
  • Whren v. United States, 517 U.S. 806 (1996).
Oklahoma City Bombing Trials: 1997-98 - Oklahoma Grand Jury, Colorado Venue, Mcveigh's Trial, Nichols's Trial, Mixed Verdict [next] [back] Ohio Adult Parole Authority v. Woodard - Significance, Background, A Protected Life Interest On Death Row, Safeguarding Against Irresponsible Clemency, Impact

User Comments

Your email address will be altered so spam harvesting bots can't read it easily.
Hide my email completely instead?

Cancel or

Vote down Vote up

almost 6 years ago

Excellent!