IN: Juvenile’s blood draw by consent without statutory parental notification suppressed

The juvenile’s consent to a blood draw was without parental notification as required by statute, and it was expressed as a mere formality. The blood draw is suppressed. L.W. v. State, 2022 Ind. App. LEXIS 379 (Nov. 23, 2022).

Defendant’s stop was justified, and the vehicle search was based on probable cause for kidnapping a minor or human trafficking. “The body-cam footage—the authenticity of which Ramirez has not challenged—of the entire interaction is before the court, establishing (1) the reasonableness of the deputies’ actions under a Fourth Amendment totality-of-the-circumstances analysis, and (2) the voluntariness of Ramirez’s on-scene statements under a Fifth Amendment due process analysis.” United States v. Monjaraz, 2022 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 212487 (W.D. Va. Nov. 23, 2022).*

The stop was based on no seatbelt, as shown in the dashcam video. When the officer got up to the car, there was a strong smell of marijuana, and that gave probable cause. United States v. Frost, 2022 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 212235 (N.D. Okla. Nov. 23, 2022).*

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