Category Archives: Search incident

CA8: Search of def’s car for gun was reasonable as a SI even though def was arrested away from the car

Police received a 911 call about a road rage incident and flashing of a gun. They found the vehicle described in the call in a strip mall parking lot. They finally found the driver and detained him, ultimately handcuffing him. … Continue reading

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IL: SI on an arrest with PC but made without a warrant removing def from house was valid; SI occurred outside

Defendant was unlawfully arrested inside his home without a warrant. He was taken outside and frisked and a gun was found. The gun will not be suppressed under existing Illinois precedent. “As a result, we find the cases cited by … Continue reading

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D.Nev.: Untimely motion to suppress summarily denied

Defendant’s untimely motion to suppress is denied. United States v. Drexler, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 13833 (D.Nev. Feb. 1, 2017). Defendant was arrested for bank robbery, and a search incident to arrest of his person was valid and based on … Continue reading

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ID: Driving on a suspended DL supports a search incident of the person

The officer knew defendant had a suspended DL, and seeing him drive to a convenience store justified his detention and arrest. A frisk incident to the arrest produced drug paraphernalia which was validly found. State v. Lee, 2017 Ida. App. … Continue reading

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KY: SW moots consent argument

Officers entered defendant’s home to secure a firearm and then returned with a search warrant. Defendant’s consent argument is moot. Lundy v. Commonwealth, 2017 Ky. App. LEXIS 22 (Jan. 27, 2017). The court properly overruled defendant’s motion to suppress a … Continue reading

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WV: GSR removal subject to search incident–no SW required

Taking gunshot residue without a warrant incident to arrest is reasonable because it disappears so fast. [The court analogizes blood alcohol, but GSR can disappear easily within minutes, simply by putting one’s hands in pockets or rubbing hands together.] State … Continue reading

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W.D.Pa.: After gun was found in car, search incident and automobile exception didn’t apply, but inventory was inevitable [right result, wrong reasoning]

After defendant’s car was stopped, the officers conducted a Michigan v. Long protective weapons search of the car while gaining control of the defendant, and a gun was located. There was a search incident: “Furthermore, he was standing at the … Continue reading

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KS: Getting in car after a drug deal makes its search subject to search incident and automobile exception

Defendant did a drug deal with narcs and had $220 in cash with recorded numbers. He got in his car. On the stop of the car, the search for the $220 was justified by either search incident to arrest or … Continue reading

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CO: No IAC for not challenging P2P search of computer since no REP

Defense counsel was not ineffective for not challenging the search of defendant’s computer via a P2P connection on Limewire that resulted in his child pornography conviction. By going online via Limewire, defendant essentially opened his computer to the outside world, … Continue reading

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IA: Passenger’s open container seen in parked car didn’t justify search of car console

Defendant’s car was parked about midnight in June with the windows down and the radio loud. He, the driver, was standing outside the car. The passenger was still inside. Officers stopped and approached the car. They saw the passenger had … Continue reading

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