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Ohio v. Robinette

Docket No.: 95-891
Argued: October 8, 1996
Decided: November 18, 1996

Topics:

Amendment 4: Fourth Amendment, Criminal Procedure, Search and Seizure, Vehicles, Article I, Bill of Rights, Federalism, Fifth Amendment, Fourth Amendment, Miranda, Natural Resources, criminal procedure, privacy, probable cause, searches and seizures, self-incrimination, traffic stops

PartyNames: OHIO, Petitioner, v. Robert D. ROBINETTE.
Petitioner: Ohio
Respondent: Robinette

Court Below: THE SUPREME COURT OF OHIO No.95-891. Argued October 8, 1996-Decided November 18,
Supreme Court Docket

Ohio
v.
Robinette
519 U.S. 33 (1996)
Other Citations: 117 S.Ct. 417136 L.Ed.2d 347 (519 U.S. 3
Question:

Does the Fourth Amendment's protection against illegal search and seizures require that a lawfully detained defendant be told that he is "free to go" before he can be said to have voluntarily agreed to any subsequent search?

Ohio v. Robinette
ORAL ARGUMENT

October 08, 1996

Holding: reversed and remanded
Decision: Decision: 8 votes for Ohio, 1 vote(s) against

Ohio v. Robinette
Case Documents

1Opinion in Ohio v. Robinette
2Opinion in Ohio v. Robinette
Additional documents for this case are pending review.