Category Archives: Standing

E.D.Mo.: Def stayed often enough with his mother that he had standing in her place

Defendant was given standing in his mother’s home, even though he did not live there full time. His uncle also lived there, and he had apparent authority and “free agency” to consent to a search of the premises. United States … Continue reading

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N.D.W.Va.: GFE generally doesn’t apply to warrantless searches

Defendant’s wife did not voluntarily consent to the police entry into the basement of her bar. First, they detained defendant behind the bar. Then police came to the bar in great numbers (6-15, depending on the witness) while the bar … Continue reading

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E.D.Ky.: Basis for traffic stop doesn’t need to be decided where there was independent RS

There’s no point in quibbling here over the basis of the traffic stop because the officer had reasonable suspicion of drug trafficking, too. United States v. Mejia-Palacio, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 128922 (E.D. Ky. July 25, 2017), adopted, 2017 U.S. … Continue reading

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M.D.La.: No standing in a stolen car

The stop was justified by a seatbelt violation, but defendant didn’t have standing because the car was stolen. United States v. Joseph, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 123893 (M.D. La. Aug. 7, 2017). The landing in front of an apartment is … Continue reading

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MI: Leaving backpack in car def was ordered out of was a lack of standing when the car got searched

Defendant lacked standing in his own backpack in a vehicle that was subject to search for impoundment for having no valid LPN under People v. LaBelle, 478 Mich. 891, 732 N.W.2d 114 (2007). The motion to suppress was properly denied. … Continue reading

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D.Minn.: The gov’t cites a three-way circuit split on standing in a rental car; the circuit authority controls

Defendant was driving a rental car with permission of the renter, and that gives him standing in this circuit. There is a three way circuit split, and this court can’t resolve that. United States v. Bettis, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS … Continue reading

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OH2: Def’s denial of possessory interest in car at suppression hearing denies him standing

“During the suppression hearing, Williamson specifically disclaimed a possessory interest in the Chrysler 300” so he didn’t have standing. State v. Williamson, 2017-Ohio-7098, 2017 Ohio App. LEXIS 3217 (2d Dist. Aug. 4, 2017). (Shades of Rawlings v. Kentucky where the … Continue reading

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NY1: Staying “on and off” with an uncle for many years, getting mail there, storing all his clothes there gave standing

The trial court erred in finding that defendant lacked standing to challenge the propriety of the search of the apartment because defendant’s uncle, who resided in the apartment, told the police that defendant had stayed with his family “on and … Continue reading

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N.D.Ga. predicts CA11 would go with totality standard in standing in a borrowed rented car

Noting the different approaches of the circuits to the standing of a driver of a rental car who is not on the contract but operating with permission of the renter, the totality of circumstances test is adopted, and he lacks … Continue reading

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S.D.N.Y.: Seizure of months of CSLI was proper to connect def to a particular place

Months of historical CSLI, rather than just three day’s worth, was properly acquired by the government to show defendant’s connections to the property at issue. The third party doctrine provides defendant no relief [yet]. United States v. Serrano, 2017 U.S. … Continue reading

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