Cell Phone Search Incident to Arrest
Just when it looks like a rule is finally refined to the point of general understanding, the Supreme Court takes an unexpected turn, as it recently did on...
How SCOTUS Cell Phone Search Warrant Ruling Affects You
On June 25, the Supreme Court ruled that the well-established exception permitting some searches incident to arrest does not apply to data searches of the...
Stop and Frisk?
Many people who use the term "stop and frisk" fail to realize that there actually is no such concept in the law, and that the phrase "stop and frisk" couples...
Consent Entry After Refusal
The question of who can give valid consent to enter and search private premises has been the subject of numerous Supreme Court opinions.
Reduce Negative Impact of Miranda
Has Miranda v. Arizona adversely affected criminal justice and public safety? Miranda has resulted in the inability to clear a...
Constitutional Home Entry
Private residences enjoy the highest levels of Fourth Amendment protection against governmental intrusion. Here are the 10 most common ways to get inside a...
Some search-and-seizure rules are not very clear, and state and local federal courts might apply them differently. How can you be expected to pick and choose...
Visual Enhancement and the Fourth Amendment
What if an object only comes into plain view after an officer shines a flashlight or spotlight into an area, or looks through binoculars? Does this use of...
Searching “Fleeting Targets”
A fleeting targets search may be made at any time and any place where you have lawful access and PC.
Video and You
If you aren't speaking and behaving at all times in public the way you want to appear when you're uploaded on YouTube, you could have some unpleasant...