Lately based on the recent Supreme Court hearing we have been getting inquiries regarding search warrants.  Search Warrant Requirements: If a warrant only authorizes officers to search your garage, they cannot enter your home, only your garage. But, and this is important, if the warrant permits a search of your house, they may be able to search the garage. Some states define “house” to include the physical structure of your home and anything attached to it, like your garage. A detached garage, or a trailer in the back, would not be considered your house. You need to check your state […]

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Victory for those falsely imprisoned

Victory for those falsely imprisoned

On April 21, 2015 there was a small victory for those falsely imprisoned. Conclusion The Supreme Court voted 6 to 3 in favor of vacating and remanding the case back to the court. Here is the gist of it. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg delivered the opinion for the 6-3 majority. The Court held that the use of a K-9 unit after the completion of an otherwise lawful traffic stop exceeded the time reasonably required to handle the matter and therefore violated the Fourth Amendment’s prohibition against unreasonable searches and seizures. Because the mission of the stop determines its allowable duration, [...] Read more »