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Federal trial begins over whether cops had cause to search woman's car, driver claims race was a factor

SALT LAKE CITY — Sherida Felders appeared to shake as she sat on the witness stand and recalled the traffic stop on I-15 outside Cedar City. 534 more words


Color Of Variable Speed Limit Signs Could Jeopardize Criminal Cases Resulting From Speeding Offense Probable Cause

By Darren Smith, Weekend Contributor

Criminal Cases resulting from speeding offense probable cause may be in jeopardy due to improper colors used variable speed limit signs. 1,992 more words

Criminal Law

What instances when a warrantless search is valid?

Article III, Section 2 of the Philippine Constitution provides:

            Section 2. The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects against unreasonable searches and seizures of whatever nature and for any purpose shall be inviolable, and no search warrant or warrant of arrest shall issue except upon probable cause to be determined personally by the judge after examination under oath or affirmation of the complainant and the witnesses he may produce, and particularly describing the place to be searched and the persons or things to be seized. 1,311 more words

Constitutional Rights

New preliminary hearing date for accused arsonist

Alton, Mo. — The preliminary hearing for accused arsonist Quinton L. Caldwell, Jr. of Thayer , Mo., has been continued to April 15 before Circuit Court Judge Harvey Allen at 1:30 p.m. 91 more words


Icing blamed for deadly Mercy Air Med crash

WASHINGTON, DC – The National Transportation Safety Board says ice was the probable cause of a fatal helicopter crash in north Iowa.

A report on the NTSB website says the reason for the accident was the “pilot’s inadvertent encounter with localized icing conditions and his subsequent in-flight loss of helicopter control.” 103 more words


3DCA: Leaving Scene of Accident Causing Death

Affirming conviction for leaving the scene of an accident causing death and tampering with evidence, the Third District held:


  • STATEMENTS OF DEFENDANT:  While the defendant was seized within the meanign of the 4th Amendment when he was handcuffed, placed in back of officer’s car, taken to police station, and placed in locked interrogation room, the seizure was nonetheless supported by probable cause.
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United States v. Hoffman, 2014 WL 6997856 (N.M.Ct.Crim.App.) 11 December, 2014

Facts: AL, a thirteen year old boy reported that while he was walking home alone a Male in an SUV approached him making gestures consistent with fellatio.  895 more words