AR: Reasonableness of a probation search has to be presented to revocation court first

Defendant didn’t argue in the revocation court that the probation search was unreasonable, so it can’t be argued on appeal. Mathis v. State, 2021 Ark. App. 49, 2021 Ark. App. LEXIS 57 (Feb. 3, 2021).

Defendant was on release and his cell phone was searched for child pornography admittedly without reasonable suspicion. Viewing reasonableness on the totality of circumstances, the court finds a slight privacy interest but a high governmental interest and refuses to suppress. United States v. Drake, 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 20590 (D. Minn. Feb. 3, 2021).

An undercover officer’s search of defendant’s car was based on reasonable grounds there were drugs inside to justify it under the automobile exception. United States v. Farmer, 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 20598 (E.D. Mo. Feb. 3, 2021).*

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