Category: Search and Seizures

California Laws 2016 – Photographing and video recording cops in public (Penal Code 69 and 148)

Rabin Nabizadeh
January 17, 2016

Can I be arrested for recording a police officer in public?

File Legal Motion for Unreasonable Search Warrant (CA Penal Code 1538.5)

Rabin Nabizadeh
February 5, 2015

How can I file a motion to suppress evidence due to illegal search warrant?

Alameda Sheriff’s Office Sued for Embarassing Strip Searches

Rabin Nabizadeh
October 28, 2014

How are charges of civil disobedience prosecuted in California?

Hayward Shootings by Police Officers Spur Civil Rights Suits (42 US Code 14141)

Rabin Nabizadeh
September 30, 2013

What is the police misconduct provision?

San Francisco Police Will Record Video During Searches

Rabin Nabizadeh
August 28, 2013

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 […]

Oakland’s Operation Ceasefire Draws Criticism

Rabin Nabizadeh
August 21, 2013

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, […]

Oakland Registered Sex Offender Parolee in Jail After Woman’s Disappearance

Can the police perform a search without a warrant for a parolee?

UC San Diego Student Wins $4.1 Million Suit Against DEA

Rabin Nabizadeh
July 30, 2013

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 – […]

Violation of Fourth Amendment Rights in Los Angeles County

Rabin Nabizadeh
July 1, 2013

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 […]