NJ: Warrantless entry into common area of a rooming house violated REP; it was private as to the tenants

The officer’s warrantless entry into the common area of a rooming house, even though the door was unlocked, intruded into a private area where defendant retained a reasonable expectation of privacy. This was not an area open to the public. State v. Williams, 2019 N.J. Super. LEXIS 130 (Aug. 19, 2019).

Defendant is charged with being a felon in possession. The circumstances were suspicious, and then defendant fled when he saw a police car. He was finally captured, and only then was he seized. The gun was reasonably found. United States v. Woods, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 139832 (D. Nev. Aug. 19, 2019).*

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