Case Conclusion Date: January 1, 2010
Practice Area: Criminal Defense
Outcome: Highly incriminating videotape was suppressed from evidence; Defendant was convicted based on other evidence deemed admissible.
Description: Won hearing on motion to suppress evidence obtained by law enforcement without warrant, in high profile child sex abuse case where defendant placed incriminating evidence on CDs, floppy disks and videotapes into lockbox, and placed lockbox into alleged victim's care when defendant left the country. Court ruled that defendant had reasonable privacy interest in contents of lockbox, and that law enforcement violated defendant's Fourth Amendment rights when officers opened lockbox and viewed digital photos and videos in lockbox.