Category Archives: Search and Seizure

Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Rules That an Officer Was Not Entitled to Summary Judgment in a Civil Lawsuit for an Arrest Allegedly Made Without Probable Cause

May an Officer Search a Vehicle Incident to an Arrest for DWI?

May Teachers Search Students’ Cell Phones?

How’s a Magistrate to Know Whether a Confidential Informant Is Reliable?

Fourth Circuit Sets Out Authority to Frisk When a State’s Law Permits Possession of Concealed Firearm

Body-Camera Footage Leads to Plain Error Reversal in State v. Miller

North Carolina Supreme Court Upholds a Magistrate’s Finding of Probable Cause to Issue Search Warrant to Search Home for Drugs

Update on Fingerprints, Phones, and the Fifth Amendment

North Carolina Supreme Court Upholds Search of Vehicle Located on Premises as Within Scope of Search Warrant

State v. Wilson: Was the Defendant Seized When He Stopped Upon the Officer’s Signal?