Home search based upon improperly issued TRO – State v. Cassidy

Earlier this morning, the New Jersey Supreme Court released its opinion in State v.Cassidy. The case involve a domestic violence investigation where a TRO was improperly issued. Based upon the improper TRO, the police conducted a search and recovered illegally possessed firearms and other contraband. The defendant lost his motion to suppress and was subsequently convicted of weapons offenses. The Supreme Court ruled that the weapons should have been suppressed.

This case contains an excellent review of basic 4th Amendment issues related to searches of homes and the proper issuance of search warrants.

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