Episode 469 (Duration 26:45) Here's a quick summary of Illinois cases that deal with non consensual, forceable, warrantless blood draws. [Read more…]
Episode 459 (Duration 54:23) What do police think about the case law? Do they think about the case law? Matthew Taylor provides some insight.
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. [Read more…]
Proving knowing consent in a sexual assault case requires proof that the victim was unable to give consent during the time of the sexual act. Evidence that the victim experienced a “blackout” may or may not do the job. [Read more…]
A knock and talk is a police tactic. The goal is to conduct a warrantless search of a home by walking up to the residence, engaging in conversation with the resident, ending in consent for the police to enter and search. For an example of how not to conduct a knock and talk, listen to Podcast Episode 014 of the Criminal Nuggets Podcast. [Read more…]
Knock and talks are bad idea. This case illustrates the problems when cops and prosecutors try to “stretch” unconstitutional behavior into a consensual encounter. You need a warrant to search a home. [Read more…]