E.D.Cal.: Suspicionless parole search of def’s cell phone was reasonable

Defendant was on parole for pimping an underage prostitute out of California, and he had a warrantless search condition on his cell phone. The suspicionless parole search of the phone was reasonable. United States v. Monson, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 161325 (E.D. Cal. Sept. 29, 2017).

Defendant owned property where the search occurred, but he wasn’t living there. “Petitioner was present when officer arrived at his house and he orally granted consent for them to search his house. Petitioner has thus identified no basis upon which counsel could have mounted any non-frivolous Fourth Amendment challenge.” 2255 denied. Pritchett v. United States, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 162001 (E.D. Tenn. Sept. 29, 2017).*

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