D.Idaho: Small business owner with 90% share has standing to challenge search of entire premises

As a 90% owner of a small business and the building in which it was located, an investment firm (and disregarding the assets they managed), he had standing to challenge the entirety of the search of the premises, not just his own office. Seizure of the businesses tax records along with defendant’s personal tax records are covered by the probable cause and the search warrant. The fact the affidavit mentioned defendant hated working in paper and preferred electronic files didn’t prevent the government from seizing paper copies. United States v. Hansen, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 194972 (D. Idaho Nov. 7, 2019).

Defendant’s claim defense counsel was ineffective for not filing a motion to suppress his immigration checkpoint stop would have been frivolous. United States v. Barajas, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 194780 (S.D. Tex. Nov. 6, 2019).*

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