North Carolina Court of Appeals rules in favor of Attorney Chris Brook's client in criminal appeal

The North Carolina Court of Appeals issued a decision in favor of Patterson Harkavy attorney Chris Brook’s client.

In State v. Jordan, a criminal defendant moved to suppress certain evidence discovered as a result of law officers entering his uncle’s home without consent or a warrant. The trial denied the motion to suppress.

Chris represented the criminal defendant on appeal, and secured an opinion reversing the trial court. The court concluded that Mr. Jordan had an expectation of privacy in the home, and that officers’ violated the Fourth Amendment when they entered the home without consent, a warrant, or exigent circumstances. Click here to view the Court of Appeals’ decision.