US v. Jones, No. 07-3025

By FindLaw Staff on October 23, 2009 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

Defendant's firearm possession conviction is affirmed where defendant's voluntary statement that he was publicly drinking in violation of local law tipped the balance from providing a mere hunch to articulable suspicion of possible ongoing criminal wrongdoing, giving an officer reasonable suspicion to search him.

Read US v. Jones, No. 07-3025

Appellate Information

Argued September 14, 2009

Decided October 23, 2009


Opinion by Judge Rogers


For Appellant:

Dennis M. Hart, Washington, DC

For Appellee:

Leslie A. Gerardo, Roy W. McLeese III and Chrisellen R. Kolb, Assistant U.S. Attorneys, Washington, DC

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