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Criminal Defense News: SCOTUS to Decide 4th Amendment Case


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10/21/2020
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This week, the U.S. Supreme Court ("SCOTUS") agreed to decide whether an officer can enter a garage without a warrant when in pursuit of a misdemeanor suspect.

SCOTUS granted cert in the case of Lange v. California, Mr. Lange, a California man, sought to suppress evidence of alcohol on his breath that led an officer to charge him with driving under the influence. The officer noticed the smell while in Lange’s garage after following him home. The officer first noticed Lange because he was playing loud music and occasionally honking his horn while driving his station wagon.

In the garage, the office noticed the smell of alcohol on Lange’s breath. Lange was charged with driving under the influence and operating a vehicle sound system at excessive levels. Lange pleaded no contest to the DUI in Sonoma County, California, after his suppression motion was denied.

When everything is on the line, from your freedom, to your ability to be there for your family and friends, to your job and you reputation - you need a Criminal Defense team that will fight for you and leave no stone unturned to get you justice and a fresh start. If you have any questions at all about your criminal matter and how you can face your charges head on, please give us a call at (201) 529-8024. We want to hear your story.



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