NJ: GSR subject to search incident

Swabbing defendant’s hands for GSR at the police station shortly after arrest was valid as a search incident. The detectives called the assistant state’s attorney on duty, and he advised that they didn’t need a warrant because of the ready disappearance of GSR. State v. Lentz, 2020 N.J. Super. LEXIS 32 (Mar. 16, 2020).

Defendants are accused of murdering a witness in a Medicaid fraud case in 2012 two days after his announced intention to plead guilty in a case involving them all. The district court had previously held the CSLI was unconstitutionally obtained back then and it was appealed. The government sought court orders for the information showing probable cause. This was all subject to the good faith exception under Krull. United States v. Age, 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 44784 (E.D. La. Mar. 16, 2020).*

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