Search of Room in Homeless Shelter Upheld

Search and seizure – Shelter

Where a judge suppressed a gun seized by the police during a warrantless search of a room in a transitional family shelter occupied by a juvenile, the suppression order should be upheld, as the juvenile had a reasonable expectation of privacy in his room and the shelter director had no actual or apparent authority to consent to the search of the room.

Commonwealth v. Porter P., a juvenile.

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Massachusetts Attorney who specializes in administrative & labor law including DLR, Civil Service, RMV, and Board of Appeals cases.
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