D.C.: PC for SW moots standing dispute

Defendant claimed in post-conviction that his defense counsel was ineffective for not filing a motion to suppress for lack of standing and inability to undermine the showing of probable cause. It’s unclear what defendant told his lawyer about the facts for standing, but it appears defendant was only an occasional guest. No matter: there was probable cause for the search warrant. [Standing is moot.] Dorsey v. United States, 2020 D.C. App. LEXIS 69 (Feb. 27, 2020).

Officers had probable cause to arrest defendant for deadly conduct for pointing a gun in their direction. The defense was that this was right after Hurricane Harvey, and he was concerned about the vehicle driving slowly in front of his house fearing it might be looters. He was a guest of his mother, and he had standing. Still, she could consent to the entry and did. Gomez v. State, 2020 Tex. App. LEXIS 1654 (Tex. App. – 1st Dist. (Houston) Feb. 27, 2020).*

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