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US v. Archibald, No. 08-5703

By FindLaw Staff on December 15, 2009 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

District court's order denying defendant's motion to suppress the firearm evidence obtained during a search of his residence conducted pursuant to a state search warrant for probation violations is reversed and remanded where: 1) the district court erred in holding that the protective sweep of defendant's apartment comported with the Fourth Amendment; 2) the government failed to present its protective sweep argument under the first and less stringent Buie test; and 3) even had it been preserved, a theory that the protective sweep occurred incident to an in-house arrest and involved an area immediately adjoining the place of defendant's arrest fails on its merits. 

Read US v. Archibald, No. 08-5703

Appellate Information

Argued: October 14, 2009

Decided and Filed: December 15, 2009


Opinion by Circuit Judge Griffin


For Appellant:   Anne-Marie Moyes, Federal Public Defender's Office

For Appellee:    Heather G. Childs, Assistant U.S. Attorney

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