Category Archives: Ineffective assistance

ND: Refusal for BAC test came after SW and not from impled consent law

Defendant’s refusal for a BAC test didn’t come until after a warrant issued, and the implied consent law wasn’t material. State v. Nice, 2019 ND 73, 2019 N.D. LEXIS 65 (Mar. 13, 2019). Defendant moved to set aside his plea … Continue reading

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CA9: Parole search ability extends to trunk of car

A parole search of the trunk of a car is still an area under the control of the defendant and subject to the search. And, CSLI before Carpenter is admissible. United States v. Korte, 2019 U.S. App. LEXIS 7672 (9th … Continue reading

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MN: A blood sample in a lab is not “information” within the physician-patient privilege statute

A blood sample in a lab is not “information” within the physician-patient privilege statute. The state sought a search warrant for the blood sample. State v. Atwood, 2019 Minn. LEXIS 122 (Mar. 13, 2019). “[B]y the time Defendant complied with … Continue reading

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M.D.N.C.: Lack of explanation of how IAC search claim would have prevailed is insufficient

2255 argument that defense counsel was ineffective for not arguing a search issue fails for not elaborating on what that argument should have been and for not including the search warrant materials. Byrd v. United States, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS … Continue reading

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E.D.Tex.: Def’s stop was in 2011 and he doesn’t get the benefit of 2015’s Rodriguez

“The search in the present case occurred in 2011. Hare’s focus on Rodriguez, which was issued in 2015, is misplaced. The Fifth Circuit has ‘repeatedly held that “there is no general duty on the part of defense counsel to anticipate … Continue reading

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E.D.Mich.: Not IAC to not have challenged CSLI in 2014

It wasn’t ineffective assistance for defense counsel to not have filed a motion to suppress 2014 CSLI. United States v. Littles, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 34359 (E.D. Mich. Mar. 5, 2019).* In this 2255, defense counsel was not shown to … Continue reading

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S.D.Fla.: IAC claim approached similar to GFE for the defense lawyer under Strickland

Defendant filed a 2255 that defense counsel was ineffective for not filing a motion to suppress the search of his RV on the curtilage in a child pornography case. The warrant mentioned curtilage. The case law goes both ways, and … Continue reading

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D.Md.: A waived motion to suppress by a guilty plea, no matter the likelihood of success, is not actual innocence

The potential of a successful motion to suppress that was waived by a guilty plea is not “actual innocence” for post-conviction tolling. “Regardless, Yansane’s claim that he now has evidence of legal innocence fails because a potentially successful motion to … Continue reading

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W.D.Pa.: Defense counsel’s decisions about motions to suppress are strategic under Strickland

In a post-conviction petition, defense counsel’s decisions about motions to suppress are strategic for Strickland purposes. Bagley v. United States, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 31040 (W.D. Pa. Feb. 27, 2019). Defendant’s objection to the R&R for his lack of standing … Continue reading

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Three on ineffective assistance claims

There’s no reasonable probability defense counsel was ineffective for not filing a motion to suppress defendant’s BAC because it wouldn’t have been granted. State v. Olsen, 2019-Ohio-568, 2019 Ohio App. LEXIS 588 (2d Dist. Feb. 15, 2019),* Petitioner’s ineffective assistance … Continue reading

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OH7: Def’s one phone call from station house was on a recorded phone with a sign it was; no REP

Defendant was just arrested, and he was given his one phone call before going to jail. The call was recorded, and the sign on the wall said it was. He had no reasonable expectation of privacy in the call. State … Continue reading

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CA6: OUI arrest justified search incident for visible beer cans

Defendant’s OUI arrest justified a search incident of the car for beer cans that were visible to the officer. United States v. Latham, 2019 U.S. App. LEXIS 4188 (6th Cir. Feb. 12, 2019). Defendant’s motion for new trial incorporates his … Continue reading

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