E.D.Va.: Defense counsel’s failure to file a motion to suppress not a ground to withdraw a guilty plea

It is settled in most courts that failure to pursue a motion to suppress is a ground to set aside a guilty plea. United States v. Foster, 2022 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 170198 (E.D. Va. Sep. 20, 2022).* [People plead guilty and waive Fourth Amendment claims all the time. Oftentimes for a good reason; such as, they can’t win it.]

The trial court’s finding that defendant didn’t make the substantial preliminary showing for Franks is affirmed. People v. Williams, 2022 NY Slip Op 05225, 2022 N.Y. App. Div. LEXIS 5084 (2d Dept. Sep. 21, 2022).*

The district court properly granted summary judgment to the officers. The search warrant was issued with probable cause and the USMJ could authorize the officer to sign the judge’s name to the warrant. Holscher v. Deurmeier, 2022 U.S. App. LEXIS 26356 (9th Cir. Sep. 21, 2022).*

There was reasonable suspicion for a traffic stop. Then reasonable suspicion for detaining the occupants. Then probable cause for a search of the car. United States v. Gama-Aguirre, 2022 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 170234 (N.D. Ga. July 27, 2022).*

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