US v. Jones, No. 07-3025 - DC Circuit
DC Circuit - The FindLaw DC Circuit Court of Appeals Opinion Summaries Blog

US v. Jones, No. 07-3025

Defendant's firearm possession conviction is affirmed where defendant's voluntary statement that he was publicly drinking in violation of local law tipped the balance from providing a mere hunch to articulable suspicion of possible ongoing criminal wrongdoing, giving an officer reasonable suspicion to search him.

Read US v. Jones, No. 07-3025

Appellate Information

Argued September 14, 2009

Decided October 23, 2009

Judges

Opinion by Judge Rogers

Counsel

For Appellant:

Dennis M. Hart, Washington, DC

For Appellee:

Leslie A. Gerardo, Roy W. McLeese III and Chrisellen R. Kolb, Assistant U.S. Attorneys, Washington, DC