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…]
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…]
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…]