Illegal search and seizure results after a cop pulls a gun on a lady. If the officer had a reason to be so aggressive, he certainly did not articulate it for the record. In a hearing on a defense motion to suppress, failure of the officer to articulate his reasons usually means they are going to lose the motion. [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...
Police dog sniff set-up procedures may be ordered by the police. Listen to podcast episode 043 of the Criminal Nuggets Podcast to discover what the heck it means to “prep” a car for a dog sniff. [Read more…]
The season for DUI Checkpoints is approaching fast. In The Criminal Nuggets Podcast episode 036, the foundations in the law authorizing DUI checkpoints is logically laid out. Once, this roadmap is established common questions about DUI checkpoints are answered and knocked out of the park. [Read more…]
Arizona v. Gant was the landmark decision by the Supreme Court which prevented police officers from searching the contents of a car after the arrest of the driver. The Illinois Supreme Court Decision, People v. Cregan, released on February 21, 2014 has now altered the landscape on searches incident to arrest.
Search and seizure law dark side revealed. Episode 025 of the Criminal Nuggets Podcast highlights an example of a case with a less than completely honest deputy. Very important facts were withheld from the defense, the judge, and the prosecution. [Read more…]
Police car search legal in Illinois is what the case law tells us. One does not have to search too far to find a case saying this. In podcast Episode 015 of the Criminal Nuggets Podcast, I discuss a case where a 7 year drug conviction was reversed, even though the officer said he smelled marijuana. [Read more…]