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Motion to Suppress Evidence Denied

By: Derek Hawkins//October 4, 2018//

Motion to Suppress Evidence Denied

By: Derek Hawkins//October 4, 2018//

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7th Circuit Court of Appeals

Case Name: United States of America v. David L. Bradford

Case No.: 17-1080

Officials: WOOD, Chief Judge, and EASTERBROOK and SYKES, Circuit Judges

Focus: Motion to Suppress Evidence Denied

A jury convicted David Bradford of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances and related drug and firearms offenses. His appeal raises three claims of error. First, he contests the denial of his motion to suppress evidence recovered in a search of his home pursuant to a warrant. His chief complaint is that the warrant application relied on statements from a confidential informant but omitted information damaging to the informant’s credibility. Second, he challenges the denial of his pretrial motion to exclude evidence that he used the firearms seized in the search or directed others to use them. Last, Bradford claims that the government failed to prove a crack-cocaine conspiracy. We reject these arguments and affirm.


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Attorney Derek A. Hawkins is the managing partner at Hawkins Law Offices LLC, where he heads up the firm’s startup law practice. He specializes in business formation, corporate governance, intellectual property protection, private equity and venture capital funding and mergers & acquisitions. Check out the website at or contact them at 262-737-8825.


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