Third Circuit Cases

United States v. Vasquez-Algarin, No. 15-1941

Posted in Admission of Evidence,Pretrial Motions,Search & Seizure,Suppression Motions,Third Circuit Cases on May 2, 2016

Law enforcement were looking for a homicide suspect (not Vasquez-Algarin; there was no evidence of record that the suspect and Vasquez-Algarin were associated in any way). A Deputy US Marshal received some tips that the suspect was living at an address in Harrisburg. Law enforcement obtained an arrest warrant and went to the location. After… read more

United States v. Jamil Murray, No. 15-2054

Posted in Admission of Evidence,Search & Seizure,Suppression Motions,Third Circuit Cases on April 28, 2016

  The district court denied Murray’s motion to suppress and he entered a conditional guilty plea reserving his right to challenge the suppression ruling. The Third Circuit affirmed. Police were investigating prostitution along Route 1 in Bensalem. A hotel owner gave them a tip about a green Cadillac being involved in prostitution. Later, a woman… read more

United States v. Victor Lopez, No. 14-4610

Posted in Admission of Evidence,Plain Error,Prosecutorial Misconduct,Third Circuit Cases on April 20, 2016

Lopez was convicted for being a felon in possession of a handgun after a jury trial. Police testified that it was a routine job. Lopez testified that police framed him because he would not identify the true possessor of the gun, who he claimed had escaped the scene. On appeal, Lopez asserted that the prosecutor… read more