Category Archives: Burden of pleading

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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D.Ariz.: SW for law office was apparently one office with one entrance

HSI obtained a search warrant for the “law office of Marivel Cantu-Madril” which was in Suite D at the address, and her husband’s law office was in Suite E. The entrance to both offices was through the front door to … Continue reading

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NY2: Def has right of access to SW affidavit to attempt to controvert it

Defendant filed his motion to suppress in the blind because didn’t have access to the affidavit for the search warrant. It was denied without a hearing. Remanded: He gets to see it to try to controvert it. People v. Lambey, … Continue reading

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N.D.Ill.: Franks challenge requires there was a SW

Defense counsel wasn’t ineffective for not seeking a Franks hearing where there was no search warrant in the first place. Freeman v. United States, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 187171 (N.D. Ill. Oct. 29, 2019). Defendant’s general consent to search a … Continue reading

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AK: Inadequate briefing and failure to get ruling on 4A issue below is waiver

“To the extent Kuller is attempting to raise a Fourth Amendment challenge to his probation conditions, this claim is waived due to inadequate briefing. … We also note that Kuller never directly raised a Fourth Amendment claim below and the … Continue reading

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NC: Failure to raise legality of arrest in trial court precluded appellate review

Defendant was an anti-abortion protestor with a sound system, and he was detained for a noise violation after officers with a 3M sound meter found him over the sound ordinance limit. He was to be arrested for that and he … Continue reading

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SD: Def’s search issue on appeal wasn’t presented to the trial court, so it’s waived

Defendant’s claim that evidence discovering during a traffic stop had to be suppressed because the duration of the stop was unlawful was waived because he failed to advance that argument before the trial court. State v. Willingham, 2019 SD 55, … Continue reading

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