3rd Parties Can Trigger Some Home Searches: NJ Court

Law360, New York (July 25, 2013, 7:22 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey appellate panel on Thursday upheld a criminal conviction won using evidence taken by police in a search of defendant’s residence conducted without his consent, ruling his expectation of privacy dissolved when a third party — the landlord — was given consent to enter the residence.

In a precedential decision, the Superior Court of New Jersey’s Appellate Panel affirmed the 2001 criminal conviction of Ricky Wright, an Asbury Park man who pled guilty to a total of six drug- and weapons-related charges. Wright entered...
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