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Supreme Court Weighs in on Drug-Sniffing Dogs

The U.S. Supreme Court recently upheld Fourth Amendment constitutional protections against the unreasonable search and seizure tactics in Florida v. Jardines. In this case, officers approached the perimeter of a home without a warrant, and with drug-sniffing dogs. Typically police officers are permitted to do what any private citizen could. However, Justice Scalia, writing for… Read More »

Fifth Amendment Right to Remain Silent Under Attack

The Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution contains protections against self-incrimination, meaning that a person cannot be compelled to testify against his or herself in a criminal case. Pursuant to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Miranda v. Arizona, a suspect who is in custody must be apprised of his or her Fifth Amendment rights…. Read More »

Maryland v. King: Supreme Court Rules on DNA Collection from Arrestees

The U.S. Supreme Court has recently validated laws permitting law enforcement to take DNA samples from criminal suspects after they have been arrested for serious crimes. Without exaggeration, this is one of the most important criminal procedure cases that the Court has decided in decades. The Supreme Court ruled 5 to 4 in Maryland v…. Read More »

SEC Increasing Accounting Fraud Investigations

As its financial crisis enforcement slows, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is now turning its attention back to accounting fraud and other violations of financial disclosure laws. The SEC is introducing a technological innovation, dubbed an accountant-style “RoboCop” in late 2013.  This new computerized tool is designed to trigger alerts regarding suspicious activity… Read More »

Understanding When You Are “in Custody”

Under the Fifth Amendment protections against self-incrimination, which were famously outlined by the Supreme Court’s Miranda v. Arizona decision, you have the right to remain silent while in custody and the right to have an attorney present during questioning. However, these protections are only triggered where you are “in custody,” meaning when a suspect is… Read More »

DNA Re-Testing: What It Can Mean for You

One of the most significant forensic advances since the introduction of DNA evidence in criminal trials has been the ability to test increasingly smaller biological samples. DNA testing gives incarcerated prisoners hope that they can finally prove their innocence. Given that unreliable eyewitness accounts and disputed physical evidence are often used in convictions, DNA testing… Read More »

What Does “Hot Pursuit” mean?

Hot Pursuit is a situation where law enforcement is actively chasing an individual suspected of a crime, and it provides an exception to the normal requirement that the police have a warrant to search you or your home. Hot pursuit is a type of exigent circumstance, which is a general category of circumstances under which… Read More »

Police Departments Still Using Inaccurate DUI Testing Machine

Since a charge of driving under the influence carries harsh penalties and can have severely negative consequences on a person’s life, it would be reasonable to expect that law enforcement would use only accurate machines. Unfortunately, police departments often use inaccurate machines to test the breath alcohol level of suspects. One of the standard breath… Read More »

The Difference Between Aggravated Vehicular Homicide, Vehicular Homicide, and Vehicular Manslaughter

Under Ohio law, there are severe penalties for causing the death of a person or the unlawful termination of a pregnancy while operating or participating in the operation of a motor vehicle, motorcycle, snowmobile, locomotive, watercraft, or aircraft. The offenses are split into three major categories; Aggravated vehicular homicide: When the death occurs as the… Read More »

Knowing Your Rights at Traffic Stops

Getting pulled over can be a nerve-wracking experience, even when you have done nothing wrong. Law enforcement is often extremely intimidating for the average citizen. In these situations, many people believe consenting to the search of their vehicle is the best strategy, since it will show how honest and forthcoming they are.  Consenting to a… Read More »

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