CASE LAW UPDATE: Whether the trial court did not err in denying defendant’s motion to suppress?
Defendant was convicted of child pornography. On appeal, he challenged the denial of his motion to suppress. The defendant’s friend had seized and searched a USB drive found in defendant’s bathroom. Lacking State action, the friend’s actions were not subject to the Fourth Amendment, the police chief did not violate the Fourth Amendment by seizing the USB drive before obtaining a warrant. Additionally, the Minnesota Court of Appeals upheld defendant’s 180 year sentence as substantively reasonable.
United States v. Stephen, 19-1966, Gruender, J. Appealed from the United States District Court, Northern District of Iowa.
Minnesota Criminal Defense Lawyer Lynne Torgerson was not attorney of record in this case.