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Tag Archives: searches and seizures

Evaluating the Terry Stop — Is Stop and Frisk Legal?

You are standing on a corner or walking along a street minding your own business. Does a police officer have the right to stop you or search you without a warrant? The U.S. Constitution says no. But there is a catch. Law enforcement officers are permitted to make an investigative stop. An investigative stop refers… Read More »

Supreme Court Decision — Warrantless Searches Okay If One Occupant of Shared Residence Consents

The Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures. With some exceptions, law enforcement must obtain a warrant based on probable cause before conducting a search of private property or a person. Evidence obtained from an unlawful search is inadmissible. One of the exceptions to the warrant requirement is consent. A police… Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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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