UPDATE: FOURTH CIRCUIT REVERSES ITS PREVIOUS DECISION AND HOLDS STOP OF PERSON NEAR SHOOTING WITHOUT REASONABLE SUSPICION DOES NOT MEET SPECIAL NEEDS EXCEPTION TO THE FOURTH AMENDMENT

On July 15, 2020, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals reheard the United States v. Curry[i], in which the court examined whether a stop of a person near the scene of a “shots fired” call, was reasonable under the “special [...]

By |2021-07-27T15:09:04-04:00July 27th, 2021|Legal updates|

SUPREME COURT UPDATE: LANGE v. CALIFORNIA – “FLIGHT ALONE BY A PERSON WHO HAS COMMITED A MISDEMEANOR WILL NOT JUSTIFY WARRANTLESS ENTRY TO HOME”

On June 23, 2021, the Supreme Court of the United States decided Lange v. California.[i]  The issue before the court was whether the pursuit of a fleeing misdemeanor suspect categorically allowed the police to enter the suspect’s residence without a [...]

By |2021-07-13T12:44:54-04:00June 25th, 2021|Legal updates|
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