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US v. Crowder, No. 08-3320

By FindLaw Staff on December 07, 2009 3:36 PM

District court's sentencing and conviction of defendant for conspiracy and attempted possession of drugs is affirmed where: 1) defendant did not have a reasonable expectation of privacy in his vehicle after he turned it over to the shipper, and because he lacked a reasonable expectation of privacy in the vehicle, he does not have standing to challenge the search of the car and subsequent seizure of the drugs hidden inside; 2) even if defendant had standing to challenge the search, the search complied with the requirements of the Fourth Amendment; 3) district court did not err in denying defendant's motion for a continuance; 4) defendant's claim that his conviction should be reversed because the indictment was constructively amended is rejected; and 5) the Blockburger test should be applied at the sentencing phase to determine whether separate sentences are appropriate for the crimes charged and convicted, even where those crimes arise out of a single criminal act, and here, defendant may be sentenced for both conspiracy and attempt.   

Read US v. Crowder, No. 08-3320

Appellate Information

Appeal from the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division

Decided December 7, 2009


Before: Bauer, Kanne, and Evans, Circuit Judges

Opinion by Kanne, Circuit Judge

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