CRIMINAL: SOUTHERS V. COM. (COA 12/1/06)

SOUTHERS V. COM.
Criminal:  Search and seizure (warrantless entry; motel room)

2005-CA-001685

PUBLISHED:  VACATING AND REMANDING (ROSENBLUM)
DATE RENDERED: 12/01/2006

This appeal involved a warrantless entry into a motel room.  The prosecution had failed and thus waived on appeal any objections based on standing.  Officers has gone to the motel room on a report that individuals were randomly knocking on guest doors, but then entered the room under a pretext of a burglary, seizing drugs and arrested some of the occupants.   The COA found there was no probably caused and vacated and remanded.

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