NY2: When there’s a request to search a car by consent, producing and handing over car keys and telling officer where it is is consent

Police were called to a hotel because a man with a gun was banging it on the door of a room. When the arresting officer arrived, there were already four officers there. Defendant was described by the occupants as always having a gun. The officer asked defendant if he could search his car, and defendant produced the keys and said it was the Mustang out front. The search was by consent. People v Wright-Hale, 2020 NY Slip Op 01092, 2020 N.Y. App. Div. LEXIS 1073 (2d Dept. Feb. 13, 2020).

The affidavit for the search warrant was 22 pages long and outlined the ATF investigation into defendant’s possession of weapons and showed a straw purchaser for him. United States v. Williams, 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 24676 (W.D. N.Y. Jan. 23, 2020).*

The smell of marijuana is probable cause for a full search of the car. United States v. Crosby, 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 24103 (W.D. La. Jan. 13, 2020),* adopted, 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 22894 (W.D. La. Feb. 7, 2020).*

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