Exigent Circumstances: What They Are and How They Allow Police to Search and Seize Without a Warrant
Most people assume that police cannot enter their home without permission or a search warrant. However, that is not always the case. There are exceptions to the laws that prohibit unreasonable searches and seizures. One of the exceptions to the general rule requiring police officers to obtain a search warrant is exigent circumstances. What Are… read moreRead More
Do Fourth Amendment Protections Extend to Cell Phone Records?
The right to be free from unlawful searches and seizures is a cornerstone of American freedom. The Fourth Amendment plainly states that “the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause,… read moreRead More
Arrest Warrants and Search Warrants in California
There are several different types of warrants that a law enforcement officer in California may obtain during the course of a criminal investigation. Understanding the differences between an arrest warrant and a search warrant can allow you to understand your legal rights if you are ever served a warrant. Arrest warrants allow law enforcement officers… read moreRead More