Episode 496 (Duration 13:26) Here's a quick summary of 5 recent “pat down” cases. 3 Go for the State, and 2 come out in favor of the defense.
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.
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.
An investigative hold is not probable cause and could not be used to detain/arrest this defendant. As a result the kilo of cocaine he had in his car is suppressed. [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…]
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…]