Can I be arrested for recording a police officer in public?
How can I file a motion to suppress evidence due to illegal search warrant?
How are charges of civil disobedience prosecuted in California?
What is the police misconduct provision?
Can law enforcement search my phone?
Thanks in part to a grant, 50 plainclothes officers will be hitting the streets with video cameras attached to their chests, at a $1,000 per instrument. Police Chief Greg Suhr claims that the implementation of this new method of conducting searches and serving warrants will eliminate any ambiguity or argument when it comes to whether someone has […]
Mayor Jean Quan has determined to take a different approach to the rising problem of violent crime in Oakland, one that has garnered a great deal of criticism and is simply unconstitutional. Operation Ceasefire is a simple plan: officers trick suspected gang members into meeting with them in order to offer them certain social services, […]
Can the police perform a search without a warrant for a parolee?
When we see news items concerning the Drug Enforcement Administration, there’s usually a positive spin. For example, though Californians have been embroiled in a bout with the federal government for some time over the legitimacy of medical marijuana, and its legality (SB 420 & Prop 215) the DEA continues to make busts in the state – […]
The Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution is one that many people are familiar with – it is the portion of what is known as the “Bill of Rights” that prohibits searches and seizures that are not reasonable. It also requires probable cause for the issuance of warrants. Part of the Fourth Amendment (the […]