Category Archives: Probation / Parole search

IL: A motion to suppress and a motion for directed finding of NG are fundamentally two different things

Defendant sought a motion to suppress which was actually a motion for directed finding of not guilty. They are different things. People v. Lomeli, 2017 IL App (3d) 150815, 2017 Ill. App. LEXIS 782 (Dec. 15, 2017). This immigration checkpoint … Continue reading

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Cal.6th: Citizen informant’s report def matched a BOLO of a sex offender justified talking to him, and his probation search condition justified search

A San Jose bus driver thought that a passenger on a bus was a person there was a BOLO out on for having committed a lewd act on a child on a bus that was captured on the bus video. … Continue reading

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W.D.Mo.: Any reasonable person on supervised release would know a computer search condition extended to a cell phone

Defendant was on supervised release, and he had a computer search condition. The court concludes that any reasonable person would understand a cell phone would be a “computer” for the search condition. In any event, it had already been searched … Continue reading

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CA11: Supervised release warrantless computer search condition isn’t limited to sex offenses

Defendant was convicted of aggravated child abuse, but not a sex offense, in state court, and that resulted in revocation of supervised release. The new sentence was 24 months confinement and 36 months supervised release. A warrantless computer search condition … Continue reading

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CA9: Police can enter suspect probationer’s parent’s house where she lived looking for her

Police could enter a commonly used residence to look for a probationer they had probable cause to believe committed a violent crime, over the protests of the primary occupant, her mother. They entered over the mother’s objection but didn’t find … Continue reading

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CA9: While cell phone privacy interest is substantial, state’s interest in parole searches of cell phones is greater

While the general reasonable expectation of privacy in a cell phone is weighty, it still succumbs to the state’s interest in parole searches of a cell phone to insure compliance with parole requirements. The record also supports consent given by … Continue reading

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E.D.N.C.: Fact POs entered third party’s home to arrest him doesn’t make it unreasonable

POs found defendant parolee at his girlfriend’s house that he was not approved to live in. It was arguable he didn’t have standing, and his reasonable expectation of privacy was reduced there [I think he would have standing as an … Continue reading

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D.Me.: Sex offender on parole/probation subject to suspicionless search of computer

Defendant was a sex offender on probation after prison, and he had a search condition. The police and probation had information that he had child pornography on his computer. A probation search of an SD card revealed the child pornography. … Continue reading

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PA: POs have authority to search visitors in parolee’s house at time of parole visit with RS

“[P]arole agents have the authority to conduct a protective Terry frisk of non-parolees within the course of executing their statutorily imposed duties, so long as reasonable suspicion supports the agents’ conduct.” Here, POs entered the parolee’s house for a visit … Continue reading

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D.Minn.: PO knowing def’s history saw a bulge in def’s pocket, and this was justification for a search

Defendant was on supervised release. The officer “then saw a bulge in Becerra’s pocket that he suspected could be a weapon. [He thus] had probable cause at the time he arrested Becerra to believe that Becerra was violating his supervised … Continue reading

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W.D.La.: Parole search waiver applies to the car def borrowed since he had standing in it

Defendant’s parole search condition extended to a car he borrowed. After all, he had sufficient connection to the car to have standing to challenge a search. United States v. Meaux, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 189415 (W.D. La. Oct. 27, 2017), … Continue reading

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D.Kan.: State law does apply under 4A in parole searches; here, there was a reasonable basis for it

In the Tenth Circuit, the area of state probation and parole search is about the only area where the Fourth Amendment is informed by state law, and state law determines limits on state actors in the first instance, and then … Continue reading

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