Essay on Fourth Amendment To The United States Constitution

Criminal Procedure

Arrest warrant is an order issued by a judge directing a law enforcement officer to arrest an individual identified as one who has committed identified as one who has committed a specific criminal offense. Search warrant is an order issued by a judge directing a law enforcement officer to search a particular location for evidence […]

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Why the Exclusionary Rule Should Not Be Abolished

Several years ago, a driver named Leonardo Turriago and two of his companions were arrested by New York state troopers upon discovering sliced body parts stored in boxes piled under his trunk. Those troopers who accidentally found the dead body were actually hunters of illegal firearms. After the investigators found that they had no evidence […]

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Hypothetical Cases: Fourth Amendment

The stop is valid because of reasonable suspicion that refers to a belief that a crime is in progress or has occurred. Omar looks suspicious because of the use of heavy clothing on a warm night. For example, in the 1968 case of Terry vs. Ohio an agent conducted a limited pat-down search on suspects. […]

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