• Sample Search Warrant
    dwelling engaged in activity that appeared to the officers as smoking marijuana. They also witnessed Mr. Blake hand over a small plastic baggie filled with suspected cocaine to another occupant. The officers were granted access to the home by Mr. Smith and noticed what appeared to be a shotgun between...
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  • Police Requirements for Certain Tasks
    Explain what would be required of police to do the following: • Search a home suspected of containing marijuana: If the police suspect that a home contains marijuana, they must first obtain a search warrant under the Fourth Amendment, unless there are exigent circumstances such as destruction...
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  • Constitutional Criminal Procedure
    evidence of crime, they may search the vehicle without a warrant. California v. Carney: D was suspected of offering sex in exchange for marijuana so police followed a youth that had just done so with D and asked him to knock on D’s door. When D opened the door, an agent went into his motor home...
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  • Midterm review
    the revised New York Statute home authorized the warrantless entry into Riddicks, and that the search of the immediate area was reasonable under Chimel V. California. The Appellate division, second department, affirmed the denial of the suppression motion. The New York Court of appeals, in a...
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  • Miranda Fact Pattern Analysis
    there was “more to find”. The suspect says “yes” and then leads them to a closet full of shoeboxes containing cocaine and marijuana. After the second exchange, and two hours after entering the dwelling, one of the officers reads the suspect his Miranda warnings. The defense attorney has filed a...
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  • Marijuana Trafficking
    and the trafficking of marijuana is to keep it illegal in all states and to have better security at the borders. Suspected vehicles should be stopped and searched if there is good reason to believe there is trafficking going on with that vehicle. Reference Page United States Drug Enforcement...
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  • Forensic Studies
    the term forensic has also been used to describe many scientific investigations—even if no crime is suspected. Often these investigations are of historical significance and may or may not have legal consequences. For example, a forensic scientist may work on the discovery of the composition of...
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  • Shfghsjsftusu
    containing drugs, and movies he thought gave the wrong message were banned. By this time the American government had spent $220 million on the war on drugs. The propaganda continued, if you smoke it you will… become a heroin addict! By the early 1950’s concern about marijuana was overshadowed by a...
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  • Cases in Canadian Law
    drugs and weapons and students were aware of this policy. A police dog identified J.F.'s locker as containing contraband and that locker, plus the lockers on either side were opened and searched, with police finding an ounce of marijuana in J.F.'s locker. The defense counsel argued that that the...
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  • Danny Kyllo
    radiating heat. The two agents had suspected Kyllo of growing marijuana in his portion of the triplex he lived in due to information they had received from neighbors. At 3:20 am the men took several minutes and used the thermal imaging device to determine that there were unusually high temperatures...
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  • Argumentative Essay
    relatively hot compared to the rest of his home. Using the scan results, in addition to other information, police obtained a warrant to search Kyllo's home, where they discovered a marijuana-growing operation. When the trial court refused to suppress the evidence, Kyllo appealed to the federal...
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    associated with the use of marijuana. He then proceeded to search the purse thoroughly and found some marijuana, a pipe, plastic bags, a fairly substantial amount of money, an index card containing a list of students who owed T.L.O. money and two letters that implicated her in marijuana dealing. T.UO...
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  • Philippine Cases
    suspected marijuana fruiting tops contained in a small white plastic; i. about 0.7 gram of suspected dried marijuana contained in a small plastic container. [5] The PNP-NARCOM team also inspected the cars of accused Regala, Jimenez and de Venecia, Jr. which were parked inside the compound of the...
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  • Thermal Imaging Essay
    The case involved a Mr. Smith whos house was suspicious of growing marijuana. The police used thermal technology to scan Mr. smiths house where they found high amounts of heat. The police then got a search warrant and found marijuana growing in his house. Smith was then arrested and entered a...
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  • Did the government go too far
    case in Oregon of an individual (DLK) aroused such question. DLK was suspected of growing marijuana inside of his home. Agents used a thermal imager to scan DLK’s residence form the outside. The results indicated heat, just like the kind that is generated by special lights used for growing marijuana...
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  • The Rules of Law Enforcement
    view. (Arizona v. Hicks, p1, ¶1). Police had not entered the premises to look for marijuana or pills; they entered on the premise to obtain a suspect. The suspect shows up at the premises after 20 minutes, upon which the officers placed him under arrest for the suspected robberies as well as for...
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  • Search Warrants and Proable Cause
    judicial document that authorizes police officers the right to search an individual or a place to attain evidence for presentation in criminal prosecutions.   A search warrant is issued to search people or private property in order to seize suspected evidence in a criminal or civil case. The Fourth...
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  • Analysis and Application-Police Encounters with Suspects and Evidence
    they may not need a search warrant. For example, if the police are pursuing an armed suspect that has disappeared into a small neighborhood, they may not need a search warrant to search any of the homes there because the suspect is putting the residents at risk.” (Illegal Search & Seizure, 2012...
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  • When Law Enforcement Fails to Respect Privacy, They Fail to Protect Society
    agent of the Bureau of Land Management requested the scan because he suspected that Kyllo had a marijuana growing operation in the home. Kyllo’s ex-wife had been recently arrested for, “delivery and possession of a controlled substance”, and they were living together. (Kennedy, 422) Kyllo’s...
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  • Plain View / Open Fields Case Study
    from. As law enforcement officers may make a warrantless search of the area outside of the curtilage of a person's home without violating the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. But, the officers were investigating the screams and had no other intentions at the moment. The officers noticed...
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