Category Archives: Consent

Army: Specific issue of using computer to aid iPhone search waived by not presenting to trial court

On appeal defendant conceded the lawfulness of the seizure of his iPhone. Army investigators allegedly illegally seized a computer as well. All the trial court litigation never raised the question of the use of the computer, too, so that’s waived. … Continue reading

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E.D.Ky.: Subjective belief in implied consent to enter was unreasonable; motion to suppress granted

The officer’s subjective belief in implied consent was unreasonable. There was no implied consent, and the motion to suppress is granted, despite the R&R. “Here, it is undisputed that neither Officer Tackett nor Officer Stevens asked for permission to enter … Continue reading

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MA: Consent to search for firearms and drugs “in the vehicle” wasn’t notice that the officer would search under the hood; no consent for that search

The trial court properly granted defendant’s motion to suppress because his consent to a search for drugs or firearms “in the vehicle” did not authorize an officer to search under the vehicle’s hood and to remove the air filter, since … Continue reading

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CA8: Ptf couldn’t overcome QI on his facts of consent

After a search warrant was executed with a flash bang device, a St. Louis building inspector came and got consent from the occupant to conduct a search. The building inspector was entitled to qualified immunity because they can’t show their … Continue reading

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CA11: The exact description in the SW was incorrect, but the attachment cured it

“Importantly, the warrant itself refers only to ‘[t]he premises located at: 1701 Bainbridge Avenue, Pensacola, Florida 32507.’ Although Attachment A incorrectly attributes that address to the trailer, the photo and description support the conclusion that the trailer and building are … Continue reading

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NC: Remanded for findings on whether officer exceeded private search in searching flash drive

Defendant’s longtime girlfriend looked in his briefcase for information about a prior housekeeper, and she looked at a flash drive and scrolled through folders. She stumbled upon a photograph of her daughter sleeping shirtless. She turned the drive over to … Continue reading

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NY2: Former evicted tenants back on premises were trespassers and had no REP

The landlord obtained legal process to evict the tenants in an apartment, and the City Marshal changed the locks. When the tenants reentered, they were trespassers and had no legal standing or reasonable expectation of privacy. People v. McCullum, 2018 … Continue reading

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OH4: Changing argument from legality of patdown to plain feel was waiver

Defendant’s appellate argument changed from whether there was reasonable suspicion for a patdown to conceding the patdown was legal but the plain feel of a hard object found in her vagina was not. That’s waiver of the argument. State v. … Continue reading

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ND: Audio of def’s arrest shows he consented to the blood test

Defendant consented to the blood test. “At the suppression hearing the district court heard testimony from both Sergeant Stoltz and Montgomery as well as listened to the audio recording of the arrest. The district court noted an extended dialogue between … Continue reading

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D.Minn.: Def’s admission of violation of internet limits on supervised release was RS

Defendant was on federal supervised release, and the reasonable suspicion of Knights applies, and the officers had it here because defendant admitted a violation of his internet usage agreement with the PO. United States v. Kuhnel, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS … Continue reading

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N.D.Ga.: Def didn’t abandon shopping bag by putting it down while he played basketball

The court declines to adopt the R&R that defendant abandoned or had no reasonable expectation of privacy in a shopping bag by defendant setting it down on gym bleachers while he was in the gym playing basketball. United States v. … Continue reading

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D.Neb.: Giving home alarm code helps show consent

The record supports that defendant consented to his probation search. Giving the alarm code helps show consent. There was no objection to the probation search at any time. United States v. Wilson, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 8815 (D. Neb. Jan. … Continue reading

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