N.D.Ga.: No standing from hiding a gun and clip in the breakfast area of a hotel

Defendant has no standing to contest police finding his gun and clip he hid in separate cabinets in the breakfast area of his hotel. United States v. Blakely, 2022 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 59245 (N.D.Ga. Feb. 28, 2022),* adopted, 2022 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 58809 (N.D.Ga. Mar. 30, 2022).*

A 13-day delay between seizure of a cell phone and the search warrant for it is not unreasonable nor did it make the warrant stale. United States v. Lawson, 2022 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 59244 (N.D.Ga. Feb. 2, 2022),* adopted, 2022 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 58829 (N.D.Ga. Mar. 30, 2022).*

The Fire Marshal got a call that defendant was dealing commercial grade fireworks from his garage without a license. ATF and the Fire Marshal responded. They could see them in the open garage. “Komor’s garage was searched without a warrant by the fire marshals because of a public safety complaint. However, despite testimony suggesting the opposite, Komor knowingly and voluntarily consented to the search of his garage. The Court finds Komor gave his consent to the fire marshals, freely and voluntarily when he responded affirmatively to their request to look inside his closed garage. Considering the friendliness of the interaction, his background in dealing with commercial grade fireworks and law enforcement, and the footage capturing key moments of the interaction between Komor and the fire marshals, the Government has met its burden.” United States v. Komor, 2022 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 59306 (E.D.Mich. Mar. 30, 2022).*

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