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Traveler Search and Seizure

Documents released as part of a legal settlement between the Department of Homeland Security and the fundraiser working for the defense of Chelsea (formerly PFC Bradley) Manning reveal that the government has been using “travel alerts” at border crossings to confiscate and examine electronic devices without a warrant. By taking these devices and copying their […]

Maryland V. King

In a potential blow to the Fourth Amendment right to privacy, and in what some are calling “a stunning victory for law enforcement”, the United States Supreme Court decided 5-4 to overturn a lower court decision in Maryland v. King, thereby allowing police to collect a DNA sample at the time of arrest. Proponents argue […]

By David Lindsey Attorney of David Lindsey, Attorney at Law posted in Search and Seizure on Thursday, September 27, 2012. The District of Columbia Court of Appeals has issued new search and seizure guidelines for police officers conducting a warrantless search of vehicles after making a lawful arrest. https://www.mdavidlindsey.com/Criminal-Defense/ The court has rejected an argument […]

By David Lindsey Attorney of David Lindsey, Attorney at Law posted in Search and Seizure on Monday, March 5, 2012. In a landmark ruling regarding privacy rights and search and seizure, the Supreme Court of the United States has suggested that law enforcement get a warrant before physically attaching GPS monitoring devices to a suspect’s […]

By David Lindsey Attorney of David Lindsey, Attorney at Law posted in Search and Seizure on Tuesday, November 22, 2011. Have advances in technology led to potential invasions of privacy by law enforcement? This question will be taken up by the nation’s highest court this term, in the case United States v Jones, where a […]

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