As we have said before on this blog, we here at Harper, Evans, Wade & Netemeyer are avid followers of criminal defense cases. That's because we, just like our more frequent readers, understand the importance of staying up-to-date on the changing landscape of the law. We see it as necessary in order to successfully put forward the best criminal defense and protect the rights of our clients.
One right we have seen violated and nearly violated time and again is a person's Fourth Amendment right. As we explained in a December post on the topic, law enforcement agencies must have at least reasonable suspicion in order to request the necessary search order from the courts. Without this, law enforcement risk violating a person's civil rights, jeopardizing the validity of the case later on.