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CASE ENTRY

United States v. Azua-Rinconada

Hoke County, N.C. officer knocks on door of home, threatens to break it down unless it’s opened. It’s opened. A voluntary knock-and-talk or a coercive, warrantless entry? Fourth Circuit: Other than threatening to knock down the door, the officer and federal agents were casual and nonhostile. No need to suppress the evidence.


Tags: 2019, Fifth Amendment, Fourth Amendment, Fourth Circuit, Search Warrant

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