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  • "Protective Sweeps" an Exception to the Warrant Requirement

    Police may conduct a protective sweep throughout the interior of the car based upon a reasonable suspicion in light of the totality of the circumstances. Recently, the Superior Court of Pennsylvania ...

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  • Cell Data Being Used As A Way to
    Cell Data Being Used As A Way to "Track" Suspects

    The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals held the "pinging" technology or the mining of cell data was not in violation of the Warrant Clause of the 4th Amendment. In States v. Skinner , 09-6497, 2012 WL ...

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  • Defending the Arrest Made Using a Drug Dog
    Defending the Arrest Made Using a Drug Dog

    Drug dog sniffs are not automatically a reliable means to establish probable cause. As pointed out in a prior article about canine searches during roadside stops for traffic tickets, drug dogs or ...

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  • Confessions of the Accused
    Confessions of the Accused

    During custodial interrogation or an arrest, an accused has a right to remain silent unless he or she chooses to speak in the unfettered exercise of his or her own will. The waiver of this right must ...

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  • Consent to Search- An Exception to the Warrant Requirement
    Consent to Search- An Exception to the Warrant Requirement

    Consent to search is an exception to the warrant requirement, but it must be knowing, intelligent and voluntary to be valid I have written several blog articles about police stops along roadways and ...

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  • Traffic Stops and Car Search, Part II
    Traffic Stops and Car Search, Part II

    Police may stop you for a vehicle code violation and cite you. They may not, however, keep you there for an extended period of time. I had previously blogged on this site on January 21, 2012 about ...

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