You are a state court judge who has been presented with the following facts. A criminal defendant was stopped by police after an officer observed him speeding. A computer check showed that the man had an outstanding misdemeanor warrant for his arrest. While he was being arrested, a marijuana joint fell from his pocket. The officer searched his car and found additional illegal drugs. The warrant information was subsequently discovered to be inaccurate in the computer system- it had been dismissed. The defendant files a motion to suppress the drug evidence.

In a 2-3 page essay, describe how would you rule on this motion. Please explain with supporting reasons. Be sure to cite any outside sources used in your work, and follow APA guidelines.

Grading Criteria Assignments Maximum Points
Meets or exceeds established assignment criteria 40
Demonstrates an understanding of lesson concepts 20
Clearly presents well-reasoned ideas and concepts 30
Uses proper mechanics, punctuation, sentence structure, spelling and APA structure. 10
Total 100

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