Criminal Procedure: Search & Seizure: SW Exceptions: Stop and Frisk

Stop and Frisk
  • Reasonable suspicion required (less than PC)
  • Pat down of clothing permitted to feel for weapons
  • Weapons = always admissible so long as stopping was reasonable
  • If PO finds evidence of a crime, but not a weapon, the legal standard is how much like a weapon or contraband could it have seemed from the outside.