446 U.S. 544
The United States appealed the Sixth Circuits judgment.
The judgement of the Sixth Circuit reversed a conviction of the defendant for possessing her*in with intent to distribute.
-The Defendant was convicted of possessing her*in with intent to distribute.
-The district court had denied the defendant's motion to suppress the introduction of the her*in at trial.
-The lower court held that the defendant's consent to the search of her person was not voluntarily given.
-The court held that the defendant was not seized when she was approached by the federal agents when they asked to see her ticket and identification, even though defendant was not expressly told that she was free to decline to cooperate with their inquiry.
-A person is seized within the meaning of the Fourth Amendment only if, in view of all of the circumstances that surround the incident, a reasonable person would have believed that he/she was not free to leave.
The court reversed the judgment of the lower appellate court.
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