D.S.D.: Two anonymous tips about a car built upon one another and provided RS

Two anonymous tips about a car built upon one another and finding the car on the interstate was reasonable suspicion. United States v. Gonzalez, No. 422-CR-40119-KES, 2023 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 167068 (D.S.D. Sep. 15, 2023).

Defendant was indicted for conspiring to facilitate illegal border crossings from Mexico to Florida with U.S. stolen boats sent to Mexico then with forged papers. His cellphone was seized by Mexican authorities before the U.S. got involved. There was a search of the phone and downloading it didn’t follow “well-established forensic procedures.” This doesn’t matter. “In any event, Hernandez has not demonstrated that LEOs’ failure to implement well-established forensic procedures while conducting a search of the phone renders the search unreasonable. Hernandez provides no legal authority supporting that a failure to implement well-established procedures can amount to a Fourth Amendment violation.” United States v. Hernandez, 2023 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 166720 (S.D. Fla. Sep. 18, 2023).*

Defendant doesn’t show that the trial court’s finding of reasonable suspicion for continuing the stop was “inherently incredible.” State v. Jacobs, 2023 N.C. App. LEXIS 600 (Sep. 19, 2023).*

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