Confidential Informant Reliability

Darren Chaker finds that when a Confidential Informant (CI) is used in connection with a criminal investigation, the court will look at several indicia of reliability when determining probable cause to issue a search or arrest warrant. The most common Read more

Strip Search Illegal or Legal

Unconstitutional Strip Search

Darren Chaker admits that it is commonly known jail is the end result for most who are arrested. The officer arresting the suspect provides an initial search, while the jail conducts a far more intrusive search in a controlled setting. Read more

Inmate search, Darren Chaker blogs..

Constitutionality of Jail Search

In Los Angeles, to New York, Darren Chaker notes jail officials have a fundamental obligation to take reasonable measures to reduce the flow of illegal drugs and weapons into their facilities. In Bell v. Wolfish, 441 U.S. 520 (1979), the Read more

Inmate search, Darren Chaker blogs..

Student Search by Darren Chaker

Student searches at school occur frequently. Several cases noted by Darren Chaker demonstrate the wide latitude students may be searched by government without a warrant. Among the most common issues, include random testing of student athletes (Vernonia School District 47J Read more