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Can police conduct a search without a warrant?

Did you know that in most circumstances, you must give consent for a police officer to search your house, car or other property? Unless the police have a search warrant, you have the right to deny consent to a search.

Supreme Court says no blood tests without a warrant for DUIs

The United States Supreme Court issued an opinion saying that it was unlawful for police to take a blood sample of a man who was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. The man in this case was pulled over by police officers who observed behavior that indicated that he was intoxicated before asking him to perform tasks for a field sobriety test.

Supreme Court rules in favor of police dog in drug arrest case

The United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of police officers seeking broader use of drug sniffing dogs in establishing proper probable cause for a lawful search. The decision overturned the state supreme court, which ruled that the search was not lawful and provided law enforcement officers with a checklist to justify a search involving a drug dog.

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