United States v. Barner, No. 10-3700 (2d Cir. 2012)Annotate this Case
Defendant was charged with being a previously-convicted felon in possession of firearms and ammunition and seeking forfeiture of the unlawfully possessed property. Defendant's motion to suppress evidence obtained during the search was granted and the government filed an interlocutory appeal seeking review of the suppression order. Because the court found that the search was proper under the "special needs" exception to the Fourth Amendment's warrant requirement, the court reversed and remanded for further proceedings.