Category Archives: Standing

VA: RS for a frisk of def just gotten out of car also justified frisk of his car, too, when frisk of person came up empty

Brandishing a gun at another was reasonable suspicion for a stop and frisk of a defendant and then the car. “After the officers found no firearm as a result of their pat down of the appellant’s person, this fact served … Continue reading

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TX14: No REP in a driveway def pulled into apparently hoping to ditch following police

Defendant’s red Ford Expedition was seen leaving an armed robbery, and the police were looking for it, finding it driving on the street. They followed, and it pulled into a driveway. Defendant shows no reasonable expectation of privacy in the … Continue reading

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W.D.Mo.: No co-conspirator standing in GPS cell phone tracking

One co-conspirator has no standing in GPS tracking of his co-conspirator’s cell phone. The officers also had probable cause to search their car based on: knowledge they were cell phone store burglars, a Snapchat video with defendants having numerous cell … Continue reading

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NY: Denial of ownership of a key fob found under def at his arrest is abandonment of the car

Defendant could be detained during the search of his house under a warrant. When he got up off the floor, there was a key fob underneath him, and he denied it was his. The officers used the panic button to … Continue reading

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CA3: Crashing a fleeing car here wasn’t excessive force

Crashing a fleeing car here wasn’t unreasonable as excessive force. “Here, we agree with the District Court’s determination that no reasonable juror could find that the force used by Officer Biagini was excessive. It is beyond dispute that, in the … Continue reading

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ME: 18 yo son could consent to police entry

Defendant’s 18 year old son living in the home was reasonably believed to have authority to consent to an entry. Then the officers went to find defendant. State v. Glenn, 2021 ME 7 (Jan. 28, 2021). In the direct appeal, … Continue reading

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MO: Trial court erred in shifting burden on voluntariness of consent to def and considering failure to testify at suppression hearing

The trial court erred in putting the burden of proof on the defendant to rebut the state’s claim of consent. He didn’t testify, but he cross-examined. The trial court also held against him the failure to testify. State v. Crum, … Continue reading

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CA10: Gun seized during inventory called off could not be kept by police

Defendant’s car was stopped at the driveway he was pulling out of. The car was going to be impounded, but the actual owner came out and said that it was her car. The gun found during the inventory was hers, … Continue reading

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CA11: Standing required for 41(g) motion for return of property

The district court did not abuse its discretion in declining equitable jurisdiction under Rule 41(g) for lack of a threshold showing of standing and justiciability. United States v. Stoune, 2021 U.S. App. LEXIS 1178 (11th Cir. Jan. 15, 2021). The … Continue reading

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N.D.Ohio: Regular borrowing of a vehicle gave def standing when he had it; affidavit “bare bones” so no GFE

Defendant’s regular borrowing of a vehicle gave him standing in the vehicle when he was driving it. “In sum, the affidavit in support of the December 8, 2017 search warrant fails to provide the requisite ‘“nexus between the place to … Continue reading

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FL2 sua sponte raises lack of standing on the record and remands

“The State appeals the trial court’s order granting Ricardo Fernandez’s motion to suppress after the trial court found the affidavit used to obtain the anticipatory search warrant was deficient and the good faith exception to the warrant requirement did not … Continue reading

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NY3: Visitor at a party had no REP

Defendant was invited to a party at a vacant building loaned to a friend for purposes of the party. He wasn’t staying past the end of the party. He had no reasonable expectation of privacy in the place searched. People … Continue reading

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W.D.Tenn.: Merely being in a friend’s house in one’s underwear during an early morning search isn’t standing

A nonresident defendant found in his underwear at the scene of house search didn’t show guest standing. That alone wasn’t enough. Probably if he brought a toothbrush. United States v. Davenport, 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 242449 (W.D. Tenn. Dec. 28, … Continue reading

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E.D.Ky.: Standing established by def’s own recorded jail call

A jail call showed defendant’s standing that he lived in the house where the search occurred. The entry to arrest him on an arrest warrant led to a valid plain view. United States v. Essex, 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 238989 … Continue reading

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CA10: There was no violation of curtilage for def’s home on grounds of 24/7 storage company

Defendant lived on the grounds of a 24/7 storage building company. At 2:30 am, officers investigating saw cars coming and going from the residence. They approached his building, and the approach way wasn’t curtilage under Dunn. United States v. Powell, … Continue reading

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ID: Def ordered from home in DV case had no standing in the home when violating order

Defendant ordered to stay away from his own marital home as a result of domestic violence no contact order had no standing in the house when he retreated inside to avoid the officer there to check on his violation of … Continue reading

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