Category Archives: Cell site location information

FL5: Record doesn’t show no standing in CSLI; remanded

The record does not conclusively show that defendant was without standing to challenge the CSLI from the cell phone at issue. Remanded. Litz v. State, 2019 Fla. App. LEXIS 649 (Fla. 5th DCA Jan. 18, 2019).* A store loss prevention … Continue reading

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CA6: Carpenter decided after notice of appeal didn’t apply to defendant

CSLI was admitted at trial without objection. Carpenter was decided after the notice of appeal. On plain error review, there is no error because the CSLI was lawfully obtained at the time and the good faith exception applies. United States … Continue reading

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D.Mass.: Part of CI’s criminal history wasn’t disclosed, but enough was; CI was corroborated, and there was PC

The affiant didn’t withhold enough of the CI’s criminal history to be misleading. Not all of it was disclosed, but enough was to show he was part of the criminal milieu. And even if the withholding was significant, there was … Continue reading

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IA: Def answered door in underwear with apparent semen stains; police there with SW for sex abuse with minors

Defendant was under investigation for sexual abuse of minors. “[T]he police went to Heggebo’s house to execute a search warrant. Heggebo answered the door wearing only shorts. The police seized Heggebo’s shorts because the shorts had apparent semen stains on … Continue reading

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OH2: CSLI raised first in appeal reply brief isn’t timely; harmless on this record anyway

Defendant never raised CSLI until his reply brief on appeal after Carpenter came down, and a reply brief is too late. Even if he could have preserved the issue, the evidence was overwhelming and harmless. State v. Kennedy, 2018-Ohio-4997, 2018 … Continue reading

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D.Minn.: Nine state CSLI warrants were issued with PC and were particular

Nine state search warrants were issued for CSLI to attempt to solve nine pharmacy robberies in March-June 2018. Aside from potential standing on questions on some warrants, the search warrants were issued with probable cause and they were particular. Finally, … Continue reading

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TX7: Carpenter applied retroactively where def preserved issue

Defendant raised a Carpenter CSLI issue pretrial, and he prevails. Carpenter held retroactive (despite citing Davis). Dixon v. State, 2018 Tex. App. LEXIS 10340 (Tex. App. – Amarillo Dec. 13, 2018):

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S.D.N.Y.: Failure to challenge CSLI before Carpenter wasn’t IAC

Defendant’s verdict was the day Carpenter was decided, and his defense lawyer hadn’t challenged the CSLI before that. Defense lawyers don’t have to forecast changes in the law. “ Even following Carpenter, the Second Circuit has declined to suppress cell … Continue reading

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D.Md.: Obtaining defendant’s CSLI six years before Carpenter was lawful; no 2255 relief

Obtaining defendant’s CSLI six years before Carpenter was lawful, and it doesn’t form a basis for relief now. Osiomwan v. United States, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 200033 (D. Md. Nov. 27, 2018).* Defendant’s statements to the police were voluntary despite … Continue reading

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FL4: Violating statute obtaining CSLI in 2001 suppressed, and no GFE

Police obtained defendant’s CSLI in 2001 by subpoena and without a court order contrary to statute. Defendant argued a search warrant was required. Then Carpenter was decided in 2018 requiring a warrant. The state violated the statute requiring a court … Continue reading

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ID: Affidavit for SW doesn’t have to be signed in judge’s presence

The search warrant was properly issued on affidavit. It didn’t have to be signed in the presence of the judge. An oral affidavit has to be, but this isn’t. State v. Hensley, 2018 Ida. App. LEXIS 49 (Nov. 16, 2018). … Continue reading

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S.D.Tex.: Carpenter applies to a 2015 CSLI application because the case is still pending

Carpenter applies to defendant’s CSLI because his case is still pending despite the fact the CSLI was obtained in 2015. Suppressed. United States v. Beverly, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 183539 (S.D. Tex. Oct. 26, 2018). Defense counsel wasn’t ineffective for … Continue reading

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