Tag: search and seizure

Being Suspected of Robbery Doesn’t Give Cops Right To Pat You Down.

In the case of In Re Jeremiah S. the First District of the California Appellate Court held that the police can’t just frisk you because they suspect you of committing robbery. The cops received a radio call that a woman had her purse and cell phone stolen. The radio call identified the suspects as young […]

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Government Can’t Search Your Phone or Laptop at the Airport

A Federal Court Massachusetts has ruled that the government can’t search your cellphone, laptop or other electronic devices at the airport without reasonable suspicion that evidence of a crime is stored on the device.  Up until now, ICE has been routinely searching peoples phones and laptops at the airport without probable cause. The Fourth Amendment […]

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Court Rules Possession of Marijuana Not Probable Cause to Search Car

In the recently decided case of People v. Lee, the Appellate Court of San Diego County ruled that possession by a driver of a legal amount of marijuana doesn’t give the police the right to search the car for evidence of other crimes. Mr. Lee was pulled over when the cops noticed that his car […]

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