State v. Coronna, 469 N.J. Super. 462 (App. Div. 2021)


Barry Evenchick argued on behalf of amicus curiae ACDL-NJ that the Court should uphold the state’s long-standing practice of suppressing seized evidence where police admittedly ignored the knock-and-announce requirement of a warrant before entering defendant’s home. The state argued that the Court should follow federal precedent, which held that suppression was not the appropriate remedy when police ignore a knock-and-announce requirement. The Appellate Division issued a precedential decision, rejecting the federal standard in Hudson v. Michigan, 547 U.S. 586 (2006), and instead holding that the proper remedy for a knock-and-announce violation under the New Jersey Constitution is suppression of the evidence. CJ Griffin drafted the brief.

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