ACCUSER ARGUMENT The Government argued the defendants’ Fourth Amendment not violated under the constitutional because the parked vehicle was at a public lot. In some States, the Government has the authority to allow police officers to search a vehicle without the necessity of warrant. “...as long as a state is deciding law based upon its interpretation of its own constitution, the state can be more restrictive than the Supreme Court. However, if the state is interpreting the 4th Amendment of the United States Constitution, then they must follow the body of law established by the United States Supreme Court”(Policelink). The Government believes the attachment of the monitoring device for search was a responsible forfeiting act. As well as wiretapping the defendants cellular to help them enforce a predominantly well prepared investigation.
Search and Seizure Throughout history, there are many cases that violated that right of the citizen especially the Fourth Amendment. What is the Fourth Amendment and why do many people challenge this amendment? The Fourth Amendment is the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, and effects against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not violate, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause. The biggest problem with this amendment that many people tried to challenge is what is reasonable or unreasonable to searches and seizures. One case that challenges the Fourth Amendment is New Jersey v. T.L.O. that was argued on “March 28, 1984” ("New Jersey v. T.L.O." Oyez) and reargued on “October 2, 1984” ("New Jersey
Note cases that may apply. Terry v. Ohio. Case Study (3) Was this a legal arrest?Yes this was a legal arrest. Explain your answer. This was a legal arrest because she had probable suspicion. She saw with her own eyes suspicious activity that is generally done when dealing drugs.
The fourth amendment protects citizen’s right against unreasonable search and seizures. Law enforcement are required to show probable cause to be issued a warrant which grants law enforcement to conduct a legal search. There are a few exceptions when a warrant is not required, but probable cause is still needed.
The Bill of Rights to the United States Constitution, in large part, aimed to protect the privacy of individuals. One in particular, the Fourth Amendment safeguards people from the government conducting unreasonable searches and seizures to include of their person, dwelling, and property. “Probable cause” must be articulated and agreed to by a magistrate for a search warrant to be issued and executed.
U.S. v Jones 132 S.Ct. 945 (2012) Nature of Case: The District Court condemned Antoine Jones of previous drug crimes. The defendant asked for an appeal and then then it headed D.C. Circuit of Appeals which they ended up reversing the condemnation. They stated that the no warrant use of the GPS
Upon doing a little research about dogs and how they are used within the law legally can be controversial, but dogs using their noses is actually a very key tool.
The fourth amendment prohibits any search and seizures on a person without a warrant to give the right to privacy. No probable cause is needed for a search and frisk. In Hiibel v. 6th Judicial Circuit the defendant was arrested because he refused to give up his identity. The court found that it was necessary for the person to give up their identity because it can inform the police if that person has a mental illness, is wanted for something else, or can clear their name. In Illinois v. Wardlow the defendant ran away when he thought the police were trying to catch him for narcotics in a high crime area. The court believed that the officers had reasonable suspicion for the unprovoked flight. This case is similar because both the defendant ran
When our founder fathers were trying to determine which rights are most significant and timeless to the people, the right to be protected from illegal search in our homes and effects was one the first rights put into legislation (The fourth one to be exact). The fourth amendment protects people from being searched without justification. The word “Justification” draws debate because there are various opinions on when a search is & isn’t justified. For example, a warrant justifies a search of a specified location. The warrant must also include what law enforcement is looking for. If the police knock on your door with a warrant to search your property for a stolen car, they’ve got no reason to look in your closet. There are exceptions, however. If an officer can see something in plain view, a warrant is not required. The same goes for private businesses. If Apple wants to see who you email or call, they don’t need a warrant. All Apple customers must agree to company terms and conditions. If a person strongly disapproves of these conditions, they don’t have to buy the product, simply put. Another exception that isn’t often thought about, arrests. If a criminal is running from an officer and goes to their home, locks the
Search and Seizure 4th Amendment Bang Bang “Police open up.” You head over to the door and open it up, the police rush in and start searching your house. They start to go through your kitchen and open up all your doors. The police can’t do that because of the 4th
The 4th Amendment Needs to be Reviewed The government does not have the right to go own your property without a warrant. It seems that the government doesn’t even care about the Amendment anymore because they are violating that Amendment in so many different cases. In 4th Amendment, it specifically says
fter the Reconstruction era, Southern states passed Jim Crow Laws to limit and/or take away rights from African Americans. In 1890, Louisiana passed the Separate Car Act which required railroads to provide equal but separate seats for white and colored people. The Citizens’ Committee to test the Constitutionality of the Separate Car Act raised money to challenge the constitutionality of the Act. Homer Plessy, a 30-year-old shoemaker took up the challenge. Homer had seven white grandparents and one was black. In this situation, he was legally termed as colored or black. On June 7, 1892, he bought train tickets to Louisiana and sat in the area reserved for whites. He told the conductor that he was black and when the conductor asked him to move
1. S. 158 (1) of the Highway Traffic Act is not a mens rea offence as there is no language that implies that the accused acted with guilty intentions. Also, the legislation does not provide a statutory defence for due diligence. The charging provision uses language of negligence by indicating that someone is guilty of the offence if he or she fails to take reasonable steps to avoid following another motor vehicle. Additionally, the charging legislation does provide a defence for due diligence. “The driver of a motor vehicle or street vehicle shall not follow another vehicle or street vehicle more closely than is reasonable and cautious having due regard…” If someone is accused of committing an offence, pursuant to S. 158 (1) of the Highway
Driving Restrictions There are many accidents everyday that are costing people their lives. My young brothers and most definitely my grandparents would probably kill me for saying so, but there should be some changes made to the laws concerning the age requirements of drivers. If the State of Ohio changed the age requirement of operating a vehicle to between 18-70 years of age, our roads would be much safer to drive on.
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