Decision Commonwealth v. Ortiz

Date: 02/12/2018
Organization: Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court

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Commonwealth v. Ortiz

Commonwealth v. Ortiz

Supreme Judicial Court, February 12, 2018

(Search and Seizure/Consent)

A driver's consent to allow the police to search for narcotics or firearms 'in the vehicle' does not authorize a police officer to search under the hood of the vehicle and, as part of that search, to remove the vehicle's air filter.