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COMES NOW, the Defendant, by and through his undersigned attorney and files this Motion to Suppress Physical Evidence pursuant to Rule 3.190(h) of the Florida Rules of Criminal Procedure and moves this Honorable Court to suppress all evidence leading to the Defendant’s arrest on July 28, 2015, particularly cannabis, paraphernalia, and probable cause as well as observation of the Defendant for Driving While License Suspended. We seek to suppress evidence because there was no legal reason for law enforcement to make a stop of the vehicle allegedly driven by the Defendant.
As grounds for this motion, the Defendant would show that the evidence mentioned above was obtained by law enforcement officers as a result of an unreasonable search and seizure in violation of the Defendant’s rights as guaranteed by the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution and Articles I, §1, of the Florida Constitution, in that:
The grounds upon which this motion is based is that the officers lacked suspicion to make contact with the vehicle then being operated by XX and that said officers did not observe sufficient circumstances to formulate reasonable belief that a crime or civil traffic infraction had been committed by the Defendant. The evidence sought to be suppressed is all evidence obtained from Defendant, on July 28, 2015 by individuals acting under authority of the Oviedo Police Department.The facts upon which this motion is based are:
Prior to the stop, the Police Officer ZZ, alleged that XX was personally known to him and thereafter ZZ observed XX driving a motor vehicle. Further, Officer ZZ alleged that he had personal knowledge that XX had a suspended driver’s license.Officer ZZ alerted Detective YY who eventually stopped the vehicle driven by XX for Driving While License Suspended without knowledge.XX was arrested for the offenses of possession of cannabis less than 20 grams, possession of paraphernalia, and driving while license cancelled, suspended or revoked.
WHEREFORE, the Defendant respectfully requests this Honorable Court to grant this Motion to Suppress and suppress and/or exclude evidence from the trial of this matter as discussed herein or in the alternative Dismiss this instant case.