Category Archives: Search and Seizure

The Independent Source Exception to the Exclusionary Rule under the United States Constitution

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The Inevitable Discovery Exception to the Exclusionary Rule under the United States Constitution

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May an Officer Run a Motorist’s Criminal Record During a Traffic Stop?

Hot Pursuit of a Suspect Within and Outside North Carolina

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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?