Category Archives: Illegal Search and Seizure

Permissible Searches in the School Setting: An Administrator’s Perspective

Today, students from kindergarten up to college face safety threats that were unimaginable a generation ago. School shootings, bullying, beatings, and other issues have prompted many administrators to take a hard stance against criminal activity on... Continue reading →

Updates to Illinois Law on Traffic Stop Searches and Marijuana Crimes

Illinois’ recent move to legalize marijuana for medical purposes was greeted with applause by those who suffer from certain debilitating conditions. According to the Chicago Tribune, the statute goes a long way to making marijuana easier to apply... Continue reading →

Search Warrant Exceptions, Hollywood Style

It has been almost 50 years since Dirty Harry hit the big screen in 1971. In this scene, loose canon crimefighter Harry Callaghan meets with the San Francisco District Attorney and an appeals court judge. They inform a discombobulated Harry that the... Continue reading →