LA4: No right to a Miranda warning when consent sought for DNA swab

Taking DNA by a buccal swab is a search, but defendant doesn’t have a right to a Miranda warning when consent is sought. State v. Cooper, 2017 La. App. LEXIS 1211 (La.App. 4 Cir. July 5, 2017).

The seizure of defendant’s five cell phones during execution of a search warrant on his hotel room was valid under plain view. United States v. Oliver, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 189251 (D. Minn. Aug. 28, 2015).* [Possession of five cell phones is inherently suspicious in itself when the police are already there on a SW.]

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