Episode 464 (Duration 19:10) Here's a quick summary of the cases that suggest, that maybe, houses have more constitutional protection than apartments. [Read more…]
People v. Paddy, 20172017 IL App (2d) 160395 (October). Episode 417 (Duration 14:30)
Drug interdiction patrol officer unreasonably prolonged this traffic stop for a drug dog sniff.
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…]
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…]
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…]