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Tolentino v. New York

Docket No.: 09-11556
Certiorari Granted: 11/15/10
Argued: March 21, 2011
Decided: 03/29/11


Fifth Amendment, Fourth Amendment, murder, privacy

PartyNames: Jose Tolentino v. New York
Petitioner: Jose Tolentino
Respondent: New York

Court Below: Court of Appeals of New York
Citation: 14 N.Y.3d 382
Supreme Court Docket

Jose Tolentino
New York
Question Presented:

Whether pre-existing identity-related governmental documents, such as motor vehicle records, obtained as the direct result of police action violative of the Fourth Amendment, are subject to the exclusionary rule?


Can an individual's motor vehicle records be used as evidence if the police consulted those records only after making an illegal stop of the individual's vehicle?

Tolentino v. New York


Listen to Oral Argument in Tolentino v. New York
Holding: dismissed
Vote: 9-0
Opinion By: Per Curiam
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