State v. Sprenger (Majority)Annotate this Case
Defendant was charged with rape and possession of child pornography. Defendant moved to suppress ten pornographic images of children discovered during a search of his home pursuant to search warrants. The circuit court suppressed the evidence, finding that the absence of time references to when the alleged criminal conduct occurred in the affidavits supporting the application for the warrants made the warrants invalid. The State filed this interlocutory appeal, arguing that “the time of the inculpatory information is not an essential element of probable cause” and that the evidence was admissible under the good-faith exception to the exclusionary rule. The Supreme Court dismissed the appeal, holding that this was not a proper State appeal.