4th Amendment

U.S. Supreme Court to Law Enforcement: Get a Warrant to Search a Cell phone!

Riley v. California and U.S. v. Wurie By: Joseph Giacalone Attention Law Enforcement: The U.S. Supreme Court says you need to get a warrant to search cellphones. There are no shortcuts when it comes to search and seizure and the [...]

The Search Warrant Conundrum and Crime Scenes

Search Warrants and Crime Scenes By: Joseph Giacalone There is no such thing as a “Murder Scene Exception” to obtaining a search warrant. Just because the person is dead, does not always equate to a consent search. Initially, the police can [...]

By | 2016-12-14T14:22:28+00:00 August 28th, 2013|Evidence, Interview Interrogation, ME Coroner, Mistakes, SCOTUS, Warrants|

No Drug Sniffing Dogs Outside a Home Without Warrant

Florida v. Jardines and the 4th Amendment No Drug Sniffing Dogs Outside a Home Without Warrant By: Joseph L. Giacalone With all of the fanfare going on outside the U.S. Supreme Court about Proposition 8 and Gay Marriage, a decision was [...]

By | 2016-12-05T09:35:29+00:00 March 27th, 2013|Crime Scene, Evidence, SCOTUS, Warrants|