Can a car passenger claim privacy regarding the searched car?

Can a car passenger claim privacy regarding the searched car?

Can a car passenger claim privacy regarding the searched car? From Brewer v. Superior Court, Court of Appeals of California, First District, Division Four, filed 11/6/17, 16 Cal App 5th 1019: It’s a new issue, and the answer is yes, a passenger can claim privacy even if he’s just the passenger of a vehicle. The issue as the Court states it: may a defendant “move to suppress evidence as the fruit of an unlawful detention even if the defendant...

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Searching behind the car dash…unreasonable?

Searching behind the car dash…unreasonable?

Searching behind the car dash…unreasonable? From People v. Zabala, Court of Appeals of California, Sixth District, filed November 13, 2017, 17 Cal App 5th 22: Is a search behind the car dash unreasonable? Yes, it can be. But here, was it supported by probable cause here? Also yes. Here, Arresting Officer see white powder under Defendant’s driver seat and baggies, both consistent with illegal narcotics. Arresting Officer “trained in recognizing...

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The Sanchez hearsay rule, and the “compilation” exception. People v. Mooring, 9/27/17

The Sanchez hearsay rule, and the “compilation” exception. People v. Mooring, 9/27/17

The Sanchez hearsay rule, and the “compilation” exception. People v. Mooring, 9/27/17 This rule of hearsay in California continues to exercise its legs from our California Supreme Court decision People v. Sanchez. The final sha-bang with Sanchez is whether an expect can opine on a single, fact-specific hearsay (out of court statement) when testifying. And their holding was that single, fact-specific opinions like this are hearsay...

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