People v. Brandt, 2019 IL App (4th) 180219 (April). Episode 621 (Duration 17:08) Police use the their own sense of smell to go get a warrant for a house.
Episode 469 (Duration 26:45) Here’s a quick summary of Illinois cases that deal with non consensual, forceable, warrantless blood draws.
People v. Hayes, 2018 IL App (5th) 140223 (February). Episode 461 (Duration 17:53) Defendant runs over and kills a 7 year old boy, however, the resulting blood draw is out because defendant was never under arrest.
People v. Smith, 2016 IL App (3d) 140648 (March). Episode 459 (Duration 54:23) Officer telling or asking a citizen to “roll up your sleeves” to check for track marks was a consensual interaction.
People v. West, 2017 IL App (3d) 130802 (March). Episode 329 (Duration 10:59) This obvious drug interdiction traffic stop was nonetheless 100% consensual.
Alana De Leon is an Illinois criminal law litigator worth keeping an eye on. In episode 328 (Duration 43:21) of the Criminal Nuggets Podcast she helps us explore some of the intricacies of “knock and talk” warrantless entries.
In re Elijah W., 2017 IL App (1st) 162648 (March). Episode 326 (Duration 4:59) Plain clothes officer sternly telling a kid to “come here” is a seizure.