Category Archives: Burden of pleading

OH9: Pro se 4A argument never presented to trial court not considered

Pro se argument that the search warrant was invalid wasn’t preserved by a motion to suppress in the trial court. State v. Daniels, 2020-Ohio-1176, 2020 Ohio App. LEXIS 1097 (9th Dist. Mar. 30, 2020).* Plaintiff’s Fourth Amendment claim (among others) … Continue reading

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CA2: Barring cross-examination on execution of SW on cell phone wasn’t shown to be prejudicial

The district court didn’t err in sustaining the government’s objection to cross-examination about the execution of the search warrant on defendant’s cell phone because there was no showing that the warrant wasn’t improperly executed. United States v. Vargas, 2020 U.S. … Continue reading

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D.Nev.: Affidavit for SW for DNA showed PC by parallels between two crimes and def

“The underlying facts in the affidavit compare the actions of Tualua with the actions of the people who committed the prior EZ Pawn robberies, which would allow the issuing judge to make his or her own conclusions. Under the totality … Continue reading

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CA9: Motion to suppress tax records obtained by IRS because his “private property interests” were invaded wasn’t presented below and is waived

“Galloway next argues that the district court erred in denying his motion to suppress because the IRS’s warrantless inspection of his financial records violated his private-property interests under the Fourth Amendment. But Galloway ‘never requested suppression on this ground in … Continue reading

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Cal.: Mid-trial objection to question based on lack of PC for search was untimely objection to the search

A mid-trial objection to evidence on the ground there was no probable cause for the police action in the search was untimely. It can only be brought during trial if the facts weren’t known until then, and that’s not what … Continue reading

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E.D.Pa.: Hiding gun in wheel well of vehicle of another was abandonment; nothing after that has any legal effect

Hiding a gun in the wheel well of someone else’s vehicle to keep it from the police is an abandonment. “Defendant had no reasonable expectation of privacy in the wheel well of someone else’s red Ford parked on a public … Continue reading

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D.D.C.: Example of distancing the client from drugs but maintaining standing

Like walking a tightrope: United States v. Thorne, 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 4291 (D.D.C. Jan. 10, 2020):

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D.Nev.: Def’s motion to join codef’s motion to suppress requires showing of REP in joinder motion

Defendant’s motion to join a codefendant’s motion to suppress requires a showing of his reasonable expectation of privacy in the joinder motion. United States v. Palafox, 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 3698 (D. Nev. Jan. 7, 2020). “[T]he affidavit includes facts … Continue reading

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W.D.N.Y.: A mere general statement in motion to suppress SW lacks PC doesn’t preserve the issue

Defendant’s general argument that probable cause was lacking for the search warrant in this case was inadequate to preserve the issue. Even considering the merits, there was probable cause. United States v. Dolson, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 216913 (W.D. N.Y. … Continue reading

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OH: State has burden to plead lack of standing in response to a motion to suppress and can’t remain silent without waiving

When defendant files a motion to suppress and the state questions standing, it has the burden of going forward to at least raise the issue so defendant can meet it. Without doing so in the trial court, the state waives … Continue reading

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E.D.N.C.: On a video that’s integral to the PC, the reliability of the time stamp isn’t to be inquired into or it becomes a “hypertechnical” review

Defendant was on a surveillance video 33 days before a search warrant was sought for the weapon since he was a felon. The warrant was not stale because people almost always keep firearms for a long time. Defendant’s challenge to … Continue reading

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IN: Def’s raising GFE for first time in reply brief is waiver

It’s defendant’s burden in challenging a search warrant to raise both the defects in the warrant (such as a lack of probable cause) and inapplicability of the good faith exception. Raising the good faith exception in his reply brief is … Continue reading

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