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SEARCH OF CEILING OF MOTEL OUTSIDE SCOPE

Posted by mjdadmin DUI/Criminal Defense
SEARCH OF CEILING OF MOTEL OUTSIDE SCOPE

A jury convicted the defendant of two counts of unlawful use of a weapon by a felon. The appellate court ruled that the trial court erred in denying the defendant’s motion to suppress. Officers made a warrantless search of areas of the defendant’s motel room, namely, the area above the bathroom ceiling, which was outside the scope of the defendant’s consent to enter his room. The officers entered his room to find alleged perpetrator of theft of cash. The search could not be justified. People v. Franklin, 2016 IL App (1st) 140049

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