Category Archives: Search Warrants

Category Archives: Search Warrants

US Supreme Court Issues Decision in Favor of Cell Phone Location Privacy

Today, in Carpenter v. United States, __ US __ (No. 16-406) (June 22, 2018),  the United States Supreme Court determined law enforcement must obtain a search warrant to obtain a person’s movements obtained through records tracking cell-phone site locations. The Court reiterated that individuals have a reasonable expectation of privacy in their physical movements and […]

United States Supreme Court rules a warrant necessary to secure cell phone data following an arrest

Today, the United States Supreme Court unanimously ruled that police officers must secure a warrant before searching a arrestee’s cell phone. The Court issued an opinion in Riley v. California,– U.S. –, (No 13-132) that states that protections afforded by the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution clearly apply to cell phones. The Court […]

The United States Supreme Court issues decision on warrantless blood draw in DUI case

Today, the United States Supreme Court, in Missouri V. McNeely, 569 U.S. __ (No. 11-1425)(2013), ruled that absent exigent circumstances, police officers must request search warrants to forcibly draw blood from persons who they have probable cause to believe have been driving under the influence of alcohol. The Court rejected a request for a per […]

United States Supreme Court Rules Taking a Drug-Sniffing Dog onto a House Porch is Impermissible Search

Yesterday, the United States Supreme Court ruled in Florida v. Jardines, 569 U.S. _ (No. 11-564) (2013), that taking a drug-sniffing dog on a private person’s porch was a violation of the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution as it was an impermissible search unsupported by probable cause. In Jardines, the Miami-Dade Police Department […]

No refusal weekend in Du Page County

If you plan to drive in Du Page County, Illinois this weekend, please be aware of these extreme measures that will be in place.

Search warrant

Recently I answered a question on another website regarding a search warrant which was executed at a home. Computers, a magazine and other materials were taken by law enforcement who were searching for child pornography. The person posing the question was concerned that two months had passed, the computers had not been returned and the […]

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