CA2: PC and innocence of the crime charged are different things; a search incident to arrest can still be valid

Officers had probable cause to arrest for possession of marijuana despite the fact it later turned out he was innocent of possession. The inventory of his backpack was still valid. United States v. Bignon, 2020 U.S. App. LEXIS 15972 (2d Cir. May 19, 2020).

“[W]e conclude that probable cause existed to arrest petitioner for obstructing official business. Consequently, counsel’s failure to raise probable cause as defense does not constitute ineffective assistance because petitioner did not suffer prejudice.” Rarick v. United States, 2020 U.S. App. LEXIS 16020 (6th Cir. May 19, 2020).*

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