FL follows Mitchell on blood draws from the unconscious

The Florida Supreme Court granted a certified question of public importance on whether a search warrant was required to draw blood from an unconscious motorist in the hospital. In the meantime, SCOTUS decided Mitchell v. Wisconsin. This court applies Mitchell and remands. McGraw v. State, 2019 Fla. LEXIS 2176 (Nov. 27, 2019), prior appeal McGraw v. State, 245 So. 3d 760 (Fla. 4th DCA 2018).

Defendant’s stop was justified by the officer passing him and seeing the seatbelt retracted. The trial court credited the officer’s version, not defendant’s that it was buckled when the officer got to the window. State v. Poehler, 2019 Minn. LEXIS 700 (Nov. 27, 2019).*

The exclusionary rule does not apply to supervised release proceedings. United States v. Elder, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 205407 (W.D. N.Y. Nov. 26, 2019).*

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