FL4: Prosr’s argument def refused to give password to phone violated 4A

“The trial court erred in denying Appellant’s motion in limine and allowing the State to present evidence and argument referencing Appellant’s refusal to provide his cellphone PIN and his refusal to consent to a warrantless search of his entire cellphone. The State has not demonstrated beyond a reasonable doubt that the error did not contribute to the guilty verdict, thus it cannot be said that the error was harmless.” McRoberts v. State, 2022 Fla. App. LEXIS 1119 (Fla. 4th DCA Feb. 16, 2022).

Temporary pain from being slammed against a patrol car during arrest without lasting injury wasn’t excessive force. Howard v. City of Houston, 2022 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 27713 (S.D.Tex. Feb. 16, 2022).

A trash pull at a residence doesn’t prove much about defendant without a showing he lived there. Two trash pulls 28 days apart with the last three days before the warrant kept the first one from being stale. United States v. Brown, 2022 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 28232 (D.Kan. Feb. 16, 2022).*

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