CA9: DV victim, def’s wife, consented to search for firearms

Defendant’s wife called the police as a domestic violence victim, and she was found to have consented to a search of their garage and gun safe. She was emotional, considering what she’d been through, but consent wasn’t involuntary. She was treated as a victim, not a potential defendant. United States v. Stanard, 2021 U.S. App. LEXIS 6955 (9th Cir. Mar. 10, 2021).

The three day delay in testing defendant’s blood after it was seized with a warrant wasn’t justification for a new trial. Schneider v. State, 2021 Tex. App. LEXIS 1760 (Tex. App. – Austin Mar. 10, 2021).*

“Fifield has pointed to no evidence, in the record or otherwise, to support his Fourth Amendment claim” founded on ineffective assistance of counsel. Fifield v. Sec’y, 2021 U.S. App. LEXIS 6934 (11th Cir. Mar. 10, 2021).*

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