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.
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.
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.
Police didn’t violate the Fourth Amendment when they used a “flash-bang” device during the course of executing a “knock-and-announce” search warrant, the New Jersey Supreme Court has ruled in reversing judgment.
Police could not rely on a search condition in a parole agreement to conduct a suspicionless search of a parolee’s motel room and vehicle, the Iowa Supreme Court has ruled in reversing a drug conviction.
The New Jersey Supreme Court this week declined to adopt a blanket rule that would bar police from using flash-bang devices in the execution of “knock-and-announce” search warrants.
Police officers were justified in conducting a protective search of the occupants of an automobile when they observed a single bullet on the center console of the vehicle, the Illinois Supreme Court has ruled in reversing a suppression order.
The mere fact that blood alcohol evidence dissipates over time does not by itself constitute an exigent circumstance justifying the warrantless blood draw of a drunk driving suspect.
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The mere fact that blood-alcohol evidence dissipates over time does not by itself constitute an exigent circumstance justifying the warrantless blood draw of a drunken driving suspect, a divided U.S. Supreme Court has ruled.
Public school officials needed reasonable suspicion in order to read text messages on a cellphone confiscated from a student, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in reversing summary judgment in a civil rights case.