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Fourth Amendment Rights, the “Emergency Aid” Doctrine, and Violations of Privacy by Police

The Fourth Amendment: Warrant Required Unless Lawfully Recognized Exception The Fourth Amendment dictates that warrantless searches inside a home without warrant “are presumptively unreasonable.” Payton v. New York (1980) 445 U.S. 573, 586. In order to justify a warrantless search, the government’s interest in conducting the search must be rise to a level greater than…

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California Appellate Court Rules Fairfield Police Conducted Illegal Search of Honeychurch & Boyd Client

The California Appellate Court published an opinion agreeing police performed illegal search of  a Honeychurch & Boyd client, which resulted in his conviction being vacated and all charges dismissed against him. The system actually works for justice from time to time if you can believe it. Read the article here: Appellate court rules Fairfield officer…

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