S.D.Fla.: Suppression motion issue selection is strategic choice under Strickland

“[C]ounsel was not ineffective as it relates to the search warrants at issue because counsel filed motions to suppress raising multiple arguments, and Movant failed to show that counsel’s strategic choice to pursue certain arguments over others—such as the Fourth Amendment particularity requirement Movant now advances—was unreasonable.” Roy v. United States, 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 93121 (S.D. Fla. May 17, 2021).

A traffic stop with an objective basis is valid, even if pretextual. The officer could stop defendant outside his jurisdiction under the citizen’s arrest authority. State v. Forest, 2021 Tenn. Crim. App. LEXIS 222 (May 18, 2021).

Defendant’s house was searched with a warrant. At the door, she had a pipe and a small amount of drugs on her person. Her purse was in the car, and that gave probable cause to search the car, too. United States v. Tuttle, 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 93630 (D. Neb. May 14, 2021).*

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