Category Archives: Staleness

D.Colo.: GPS tracking a car after it had been sold by target was unreasonable

Defendant bought a car that had a GPS device placed by the police with a 60 day tracking warrant. He paid for it for his girlfriend, with whom he had a child, and he drove it at the time of … Continue reading

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W.D.Ky.: Typo in the affidavit for SW didn’t merit suppression; when corrected, no staleness

The wiretap underlying the search warrant has already been sustained by the USDJ, so that can’t support suppressing the search. Defendant’s Franks challenge to the affidavit because of the date is really just a typo (2004 v. 2012), so it … Continue reading

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N.D.Ind.: 911 caller’s info was transmitted and she revealed enough about herself to not be an anonymous CI

911 calls aren’t always truly anonymous. A 911 caller, whose number was captured by the system, called about a man pacing in a motel parking lot with a gun in hand. The caller gave enough information about herself that she … Continue reading

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CA5: SW for video voyeur’s recordings not stale; they are intended to be kept

An affidavit for a search warrant for a video voyeur’s recordings wasn’t stale because the digital information was to be downloaded, stored, and kept. United States v. Aleman, 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 618 (5th Cir. Jan. 12, 2017). On the … Continue reading

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W.D.Pa.: Even a closed email account adds nothing to a child porn staleness argument

Officers in the U.S. received information from Queensland, Australia that an Australian using a hotmail account had been emailing child pornography. One of those was in this district. By the time the search warrant was sought nine months later, the … Continue reading

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D.Nev.: GPS warrant based on transaction from car three weeks earlier wasn’t stale

A GPS tracking warrant wasn’t stale based on a drug deal out of the car three weeks earlier. That led to probable cause to stop and search the vehicle two weeks later. United States v. Cabrera, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS … Continue reading

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OH8: New information added to older information overcame staleness objection

Three months between seizure of defendant’s cell phone and search of his house based on the product of the first seizure wasn’t stale. Defendant was in a gang that recorded their crimes and uploaded them by phone to social media, … Continue reading

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C.D.Cal.: CP warrant on year old info wasn’t stale

Defendant’s child pornography search warrant wasn’t based on stale information even a year old. United States v. Ornelas, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 133809 (C.D.Cal. Sept. 27, 2016).* Defendant’s consent was involuntary, but the automobile exception justified the search of the … Continue reading

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E.D.Pa.: Probable cause did not become stale as defendant drove from Philadelphia to Erie with drugs

Probable cause did not become stale as defendant drove from Philadelphia to Erie with drugs. United States v. Andino, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 117097 (E.D.Pa. Aug. 31, 2016). “The fifteen minute period between Defendant’s initial stop and the contested canine … Continue reading

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CA9: Motion to suppress after conviction wasn’t timely

Defendant’s motion to suppress her cell phone search two weeks after conviction wasn’t timely, and no good cause shown. Riley being decided after her conviction is not “good cause.” United States v. Gonzalez, 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 14298 (9th Cir. … Continue reading

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