Category Archives: Search and Seizure

Status of North Carolina Court of Appeals Cases Before the North Carolina Supreme Court on the Scope of a Traffic Stop under Rodriguez v. United States

When Does a Seizure Occur When an Officer’s Vehicle Displays Emergency Lights That Directs a Vehicle to Stop?

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