With Probable Cause and Drug-Sniffing Dogs, Supreme Court Would Rather Keep Things Fluid
The Supreme Court has been thoroughly divided on many major issues, but probable cause isn't one of them. When looked at within the context of the use of a drug-sniffing dog in a criminal case—is strict documentation of...more
In Florida v. Harris, a recent case decided on February 19, 2013, the Supreme Court held that a dog's alert can be sufficient to establish probable cause if all of the facts surrounding a dog's alert, viewed through the lens...more
In a unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court Monday ruled that an alert by a trained drug-sniffing dog constitutes probable cause for a police search under most circumstances.
In Florida v. Harris, the court rejected...more
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