US v Steinmetz 8th CIR (15AUG2018)

US v Steinmetz 8th CIR (15AUG2018)

US v Steinmetz 8th CIR (15AUG2018)

The defendant contends the warrantless search of his home and the computers in his home was a Fourth Amendment violation and therefore the child pornography images should be excluded.  The court disagreed and held that the defendant voluntarily consented to the search of the home and the computers. The court further opined that the videotape establishes the consent was voluntary (even though it was made during a 6-hour interview at the police station) and that the officers did not exceed the scope of the consent in making the search. This case has a good discussion about the “scope of consent.”

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