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…]
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...
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…]
It turns out that a traffic stop based on reasonable mistake of law is not illegal. What happens when a police officer stops a car [Read more…]
Police officer conducts a drug dog sniff during a traffic stop after the business of the traffic stop was over. Was this legal or illegal? [Read more…]
A police dog sniff of apartment door is going to require a warrant. It turns out there is no open invitation to the public that says they are free to bring their narcotics trained dog named “Hunter” to an apartment building to conduct a forensic investigation in the middle of the night in the hopes of discovering incriminating evidence. Darn. [Read more…]