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Posts tagged "4th Amendment"

Supreme Court To Consider Search And Seizure Issues In November

On the docket this November, the Supreme Court of the United States is set to consider several issues related to the Fourth Amendment, search and seizure and criminal defense.

Supreme Court To Decide If Blood Tests For DWI Require A Warrant

In 2010, Tyler McNeely was stopped for speeding shortly after 2 a.m. The officer that stopped him for speeding also observed that McNeely appeared visibly intoxicated - his speech was slurred, his eyes were bloodshot and he smelled of alcohol.

Collecting DNA From The Accused In North Carolina

We blogged earlier this week about the U.S. Supreme Court potentially weighing in next session on whether law enforcement can collect DNA samples from people who are arrested and accused of a crime before he or she is actually convicted. North Carolina law currently allows law enforcement to do just that - take a DNA sample once you're arrested.

Accused But Not Convicted? Hands Off My DNA!

Alonzo King was arrested for assault in 2009. Under Maryland's DNA Collection Act, law enforcement took a DNA sample from him without a warrant. The Act allows police to collect DNA samples from anyone arrested for (not convicted of) certain felony charges, including burglary, attempted burglary, a violent crime or an attempt at a violent crime.

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