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US v. Canipe, No. 08-5534

Defendant's firearm possession conviction and sentence are affirmed where: 1) the arresting officer possessed probable cause to believe that a traffic violation occurred when he observed Defendant not wearing a seatbelt; and 2) the duration of the detention and questioning were reasonable.

Read US v. Canipe, No. 08-5534

Appellate Information

Submitted: June 11, 2009

Decided and Filed: June 30, 2009


Opinion by Circuit Judge Griffin


For Appellant:

Clifton L. Corker, Johnson City, TN

For Appellee:

Robert M. Reeves, Assistant U.S. Attorney, Greeneville, TN