Merit Decision: Court Nixes Warrantless Pre-Impoundment Inventory Search of Legally Parked Car Despite Arrest of Occupant. State v. Leak

On January 20, 2016, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in State v. Leak, Slip Opinion No. 2016-Ohio-154. In a 4-3 decision written by Justice ONeill, joined in full by Justices Lanzinger and Kennedy, in which Justice French concurred in judgment only, the court held that a warrantless inventory search of […]