Tagged: Evidence

Week 25 (2020)

In United States v. Smith, the Fourth Circuit held that even though the district court erred in allowing the government to waive its initial closing argument, the error did not prejudice the defendant and, therefore, his sentence still stands.

Week 9 (2020)

In United States v. Jones, the Fourth Circuit held that a warrant that authorized officers to search “any safes or locked boxes that could aid in the hiding of illegal narcotics” was not overbroad and did not have to be limited in geographic scope because the presence of one lit marijuana cigarette in the kitchen did not negate the fair probability that other evidence of the crime of marijuana possession might be found in the house.