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Officer’s ‘Known Facts’ OK Under Leon (access required)

Although a search warrant application did not specifically connect defendant to the residence to be searched, police had obtained extensive detail from a woman whose nephew shared defendant’s strong interest in acquiring weapons and explosives, and who confiscated from her ...

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Pat Down Upheld for Gas-Station Watcher (access required)

Police who observed defendant at 4:40 a.m. near a gas station that had been robbed previously, in an area outside surveillance-camera range, apparently stalking the gas-station attendant, had reasonable suspicion to perform a stop-and-frisk and the 4th Circuit upholds the ...

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Traffic Stop Before Warrant Execution OK (access required)

A police affidavit detailing police discovery of marijuana packaging and residue in a trash pull outside defendant’s residence supported issuance of a search warrant for defendant’s home, and the police effort to safeguard defendant’s wife and young children during execution ...

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Affidavit OK for Search for Minor’s Photos (access required)

After the 57-year-old defendant was stopped at a DUI checkpoint on the Blue Ridge Parkway with a 16-year-old unlicensed female driver at the wheel, an officer’s subsequent affidavit that included defendant’s admission that a laptop computer contained pornographic pictures of ...

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