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4th Amendment / Search & Seizure / Evidence

Search

  1. Does Consent to Search a Vehicle Mean Just One Search?

  2. Do Warrants Eventually Expire If Police Do Not Arrest You?

  3. Must Police Always Knock and Announce Before a Home Search?

  4. A Warrantless Search Can Expand from Your Friend to You

  5. What Is a Protective Sweep by Police? When Is It Improper?

  6. What Are the Limits of a Warrantless “Protective Sweep”?

  7. Do Police Need a Warrant to Search Your Cell Phone?

  8. How Long Is Too Long for a Warrantless Cell Phone Search?

  9. Can Police Look at My Text Messages If I Am Arrested?

  10. Warning: Your Cell Phone May Support More Serious Charges

  11. Is a Police Sniff Dog That Makes Mistake Still Reliable?

  12. Warrantless Search of FedEx Package Improper; Case Dismissed

  13. Searching a Car with a Warrant - OK If Person Detained?

  14. Faulty Warrant Affidavit Does Not Always Invalidate Search

  15. Evidence Excluded for Police Using GPS without a Warrant

  16. Is a Warrantless Search OK When Strong Smell of Marijuana?

  17. Does Admitting to Having Marijuana Make a Search Legal?

  18. Drug Dog's Incorrect Signal Can Give Police Probable Cause

  19. Probation Condition Authorizing Warrantless Searches Upheld

  20. Warrantless Use of Police Dog on Front Porch Improper

  21. Drug Trafficker Shows Faulty Search Warrant Affidavit

  22. Fourth Amendment Violation If Guest Lets DEA Agents in?

  23. Illegal for Police to Use Doctor to Get Drugs from Rectum?

  24. Is a Smell of Pot Enough to Search Someone for Weapons?

  25. Bedroom Search Based on Misinformation: Evidence Suppressed?

  26. Juvenile Probation & Electronics Search Conditions – Legal?

  27. The Fruit of a Poisonous Tree Doctrine Applies to Admissions

  28. May a Homeowner Consent to Probation Search of a Guestroom?
  29. Cop Finds Meth in Car During I.D. Search: Meth Suppressed?
  30. Can a Suspect Prevent an Inventory Search by Locking a Car?
  31. What Is the Law on Challenging the Search of a Vehicle?
  32. What Is the Automobile Exception to the Warrant Requirement?
  33. Under Mandatory Supervision, Are Suspicionless Searches OK?

Seizure

  1. When Might a Warrantless Forced Blood Draw Be Legal?

  2. Permissible to Take DNA from Accused of a Serious Crime?

  3. Is It Proper to Require DNA Samples from Felony Arrestees?

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