State v. SassoAnnotate this Case
Defendant entered a conditional plea of nolo contendere to the crime of operating after suspension. A judgment of conviction was entered accordingly. Defendant appealed, arguing that the lower court erred in denying his motion to suppress because the law enforcement officer’s decision to stop his vehicle was pretextual and the stop was not supported by reasonable articulable suspicion. The Supreme Judicial Court affirmed, holding that the record supported the court’s inferred finding that the stop was supported by a reasonable articulable suspicion of a threat to public safety, and therefore, the lower court did not err in denying Defendant’s motion to suppress.