Terry v. Ohio

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Terry v. Ohio
by the Supreme Court of the United States

Terry v. Ohio, 392 U.S. 1 (1968), was a decision by the United States Supreme Court which held that the Fourth Amendment prohibition on unreasonable searches and seizures is not violated when a police officer stops a suspect on the street and frisks him without probable cause to arrest, if the police officer has a reasonable suspicion that the person has committed, is committing, or is about to commit a crime and has a reasonable belief that the person "may be armed and presently dangerous." (392 U.S. 1, at 30.) Excerpted from Terry v. Ohio on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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United States Supreme Court

392 U.S. 1

Terry  v.  Ohio

 Argued: Dec. 12, 1967. --- Decided: June 10, 1968

[Syllabus from pages 1-3 intentionally omitted]

Louis Stokes, Cleveland, Ohio, for petitioner.

Reuben M. Payne, Cleveland, Ohio, for respondent.

Mr. Chief Justice WARREN delivered the opinion of the Court.


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