What happens when this drug dog makes it to the scene of a traffic stop in a flash? The case involves the discovery of 900 grams of heroin. [Read more…]
The Latest in Illinois Search and Seizure Case Law
Illinois Search and Seizure cases like, everywhere else, have been all over the place. You'll want to place close attention, however, to the police drug cases. As well as a series of cases featuring stop and frisks (or as I like to call them "guy walking down the street" cases). Finally, there is a growing list of "cop gone wild" cases.
Download Search and Seizure Case List
I've put together a 4-page summary of every Illinois Search & Seizure case within the last two years. The cases include a one-line summary, so you have a quick idea if the case is useful to you. If it looks interesting, you'll be able to click through to the actual case. Download this Recent Search & Seizure Case List now.
Below you'll find all my most recent Search & Seizure podcasts and articles...
Usually, it is a good sign for the defense if they can convince the trial judge that the drug dog in the case was unreliable.
Not in this case. See United States v. Bentley, No. 13-2995 (07/28/2015). [Read more…]
Challenging drug dog reliability is not impossible. But it's going to take more than just showing the dog has a terrible track record in the field. [Read more…]
Is State’s Attorney power so broad that they may create their own county police force? This prosecutor was using his investigator as a drug interdiction unit. [Read more…]
What is an anticipatory search warrant? How did the cops mess this one up? Specifically, we ask whether the police had to wait for the package to be opened [Read more…]
The exclusionary rule and the good faith exception shall be applied by Illinois courts in the same manner these legal principles are applied in the federal system. [Read more…]