Police conducting a probation search of an apartment could examine the contents of a purse belonging to the probationer’s girlfriend, the California Court of Appeal has ruled in affirming a drug conviction.
A call spreadsheet evidencing a robbery defendant’s cellphone communications was admissible at trial under the business records exception to the hearsay rule, the California Court of Appeal has ruled in affirming a conviction.
The Eighth Amendment’s prohibition of cruel and unusual punishment did not require the deletion of parole restrictions on consecutive sentences that cumulatively exceeded a juvenile defendant’s life expectancy, the Louisiana Supreme Court has ruled in reversing judgment.
A psychotherapist sought by the defense in a juvenile proceeding was not required to comply with a state law requiring the reporting of child abuse to authorities, the California Court Appeal has ruled in reversing judgment.
A drug defendant was not required to show bad faith in order to be entitled to an adverse-inference jury instruction as a remedy for the government’s destruction of evidence, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in granting a new trial.
A Delaware man accused of murdering his infant daughter wanted jurors to believe that he was absolutely devastated by what he claimed was a tragic accident.
Unfortunately, the “grieving” father made the mistake of posting a video on YouTube showing him yukking it up as a participant in a silly radio contest.
Police were required to obtain a search warrant before examining the contents of an arrestee’s cellphone, the Florida Supreme Court has ruled in reversing a robbery conviction.
A high school student suspected of criminal activity was entitled to Miranda warnings before being questioned by an assistant principal in the presence of a law enforcement officer, the Kentucky Supreme Court has ruled in reversing a drug conviction.
WASHINGTON – The effect of the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling rejecting a per se rule allowing warrantless blood testing in suspected drunken driving cases will be felt far beyond DUI cases, defense attorneys said.
The federal wiretap state did not bar the introduction of audio video recordings that a relative secretly made of a sex abuse defendant’s behavior with his disabled granddaughter, Massachusetts’ highest court has ruled in affirming the denial of a motion to suppress.