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Search and Seizure Vehicle

Posted by John Rutkowski | Mar 06, 2019 | 0 Comments

Criminal law -- Search and seizure -- Expectation of privacy -- Vehicle parked within curtilage of mother's home, with drugs in plain view from outside vehicle. Whether defendant had standing to challenge search of vehicle depended upon his status at his mother's house. If on remand trial court concludes that defendant had standing to challenge search and seizure, defendant likewise had expectation of privacy in car located within curtilage of house, and officers were obligated to obtain a warrant prior to searching and seizing the vehicle and the contraband therein. Remand for new suppression hearing, at which standing is to be addressed.

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John Rutkowski

Mr. Rutkowski has been practicing law for the past twenty-three years. Prior to practicing law Mr. Rutkowski served twelve years as a deputy sheriff, retiring to attend law school. Starting his law-enforcement career as a patrol deputy which included two years on the DUI squad; Mr. Rutkowski moved up the ranks becoming a corporal in the field training program which give him the responsibility for training new recruits.


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