D.N.J.: Owner of house consented to search of guest’s room

The consenter had control over the entire premises defendant was visiting, and that included the bedroom he was staying in. It was reasonable for the officers to believe he had control over the entire premises. Moreover, defendant didn’t object to the search of the room he was in. United States v. Peoples, 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 94928 (D. N.J. May 19, 2021).

Defense counsel wasn’t ineffective for not challenging the affidavit for the warrant for his cell phone because it was not overbroad and was confined to communications about drug trafficking which were expected to be found. Alvarez-Maldonado v. State, 2021 Ga. App. LEXIS 226 (May 19, 2021).*

The person giving consent had the requisite degree of authority. He was also a member of the NYPD who wanted to cooperate. People v. Clark, 2021 NY Slip Op 03192, 2021 N.Y. App. Div. LEXIS 3267 (2d Dept. May 19, 2021).*

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