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Search Warrant Exceptions by Darren Chaker

Search Warrant Exceptions by Darren-Chaker There are several justifications for the search and/or seizure of evidence without the need for a search warrant, some of which include: Plain Sight Observations Plain Hearing Plain Smell Special Needs Searches Exigent Circumstances Closely Read more

Suppress evidence in California

Unlawful Detention and Motion to Supress Evidence in California

    It is common, says Darren Chaker, who also publishes, www.DarrenChaker.us, that when a suspect is in custody if he is deprived of his freedom in any significant way or reasonably believes that he is not free to leave. This may create a Read more

Motion to Suppress on Appeal

Motions are brought on a routine basis in to kick out evidence, says Darren Chaker. California Court of Appeals deal with motion to suppress evidence on a regular basis. Often times the standard to determine to grant or deny the motion is Read more

Inventory Search Constitutional

Inventory Search

  Police search for evidence is not limited to consent or a warrant. Darren Chaker discusses the often used inventory search. After a lawful, custodial arrest, an administrate inventory search may be conducted of defendant’s possessions pursuant to established administrative procedures. Florida v. Wells, Read more

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