N.D.Ga.: State exceptions to GFE don’t apply in federal court even where state judge issued SW

A Georgia state judge issued this search warrant, and it was supported by probable cause. In any event, the good faith exception saves it. Any exception to the good faith exception under Georgia law is irrelevant in a federal prosecution. United States v. Glass, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 39344 (N.D. Ga. Feb. 16, 2016).

The officer saw defendant drive by him, and he knew that defendant’s DL was suspended. He followed and defendant was stopped. He didn’t use his lights, and just walked up to the car.“We conclude that the encounter between Sergeant Carver and Laflin was a noncoercive, tier-one police-citizen encounter that did not trigger the protections of the Fourth Amendment.” The court doesn’t address it, but it’s apparent that there was reasonable suspicion, too. State v. Laflin, 23 Neb. App. 839, 2016 Neb. App. LEXIS 67 (March 22, 2016).*

This entry was posted in Conflict of laws, Good faith exception, Seizure. Bookmark the permalink.

Comments are closed.