‘Candygram’ Case Delivers Good News for Criminal Defense

Well, this is a fun case….

"Big wins are so rare for criminal defense lawyers in federal court that one good victory can generate a lot of buzz — sometimes even earning a nickname.

"For attorney Jeffrey M. Lindy, the Feb. 13 decision in United States v. Coles from the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals was just such a case and has come to be known among the defense bar as ‘the Candygram case.’

"Voting 2-1, the 3rd Circuit agreed with Lindy’s argument that evidence of drugs found in a hotel room should have been suppressed by the trial judge because the police had ‘manufactured’ an emergency situation to justify a warrantless search."

Hmm, sounds like current political events….