Tags » Fourth Amendment

A "Rules Of The Road" Tidbit That Could Save You From An Encounter With The Police

In my work guiding people accused of DUI in Idaho through the legal process, I am often asked about whether the legal basis for a traffic stop was proper. 264 more words


VIDEO Fruit of the Poisonous Tree

The principle that prohibits the use of secondary evidence in trial that was culled directly from primary evidence derived from an illegal Search and Seizure… 2,319 more words

Testimony Concerning Police Corruption and Misconduct Like Something Out of a Bad Movie

The following is startling testimony provided in the ongoing trial of two Baltimore Police Department officers.  The officers in question were members of the city’s Gun Trace Task Force (yes, the same sort of officers whom gun control advocates insist should be the only Americans allowed to possess/carry most (if not all) firearms).   1,194 more words

Law Enforcement

“Reasonable” People

(Yes, you might need to blink and look again at these headlines.  They’re from The New York Times, not The Onion or McSweeney’s.) 1,142 more words

Just Because You're On Probation Doesn't Mean You Give Up All Your Fourth Amendment Rights.

In a recent Idaho Supreme Court opinion, a probationer won his challenge to a search of his car. I know, to anyone on probation this seems like a unbelievable outcome. 311 more words