Understanding Search and Seizure Laws

December 20, 2014

What are Search and Seizure Laws The police’s ability to search your property, make arrests, and take your property as evidence must conform to the limitations of the Fourth Amendment. To protect your privacy, the Fourth Amendment protects you from unreasonable searches and seizures. As a result, the police need…

Supreme Court Rules Against Warrantless Blood Tests in DUI Cases

December 6, 2014

Warrantless Blood Tests and the Supreme Court In Missouri, police officers had broad discretion in administering blood tests to suspected intoxicated drivers without a judge’s approval. The rationale for this discretion was that alcohol naturally dissipates over time, so a driver’s blood alcohol content would lower by the time the…