CA9: Def’s conduct showed abandonment of laptop at another’s house while he was in jail

Defendant lost any reasonable expectation of privacy in his laptop computer. It was in somebody else’s house, and he was missing for three months as far as they were concerned, but he was in jail. He could have asserted control over the laptop by communicating with them to put it away or something. In fact, he sent his mother to get his pickup truck from there, but not the computer. United States v. Zacherle, 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 6901 (9th Cir. April 20, 2017).

Defendant’s extreme physical nervousness was reasonable suspicion. Finding a gun on his passenger after a frisk was justification for search of the car. United States v. Brooks, 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 6735 (4th Cir. April 19, 2017).*

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