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Do Police Officers Need a Warrant to Search My Car?
Do Police Officers Need a Warrant to Search My Car?

The short answers is likely, no. The Fourth Amendment protects individuals from unreasonable search and seizure, which extends to each state through the Fourteenth Amendment. Krise v. State, 746 N.E.2d 957, 961 (Ind. 2001). There is a general rule that a search warrant is a ...

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Blog Posts in 2018

  • Privacy and Smartphones Part 2

    The Indiana Supreme Court has recently decided to rule on a case concerning smartphones and the right against self-incrimination. The State’s petition ...

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  • Are You a Victim of Police Brutality? One Case Study

    Like the rest of us, police officers can lose their cool. But what happens when they do? Mr. Miller, a client of Keffer Hirschauer, suffered from ...

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  • A Present for Thanksgiving

    Just a few days before thanksgiving, a trial court issued an order vacating Jimmy Small’s conviction and ordering that he be released from prison. Mr. ...

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  • Title IX, the Clery Act, and Allegations of Sexual Assault On or Off Campus

    Many individuals know that college and universities must comply with the requirements of Title IX. However, individuals may not be as familiar with ...

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  • What is a "speedy trial"?

    The term “speedy trial” is used often. But what does it mean exactly? In Indiana, if an individual is incarcerated and requests a speedy trial, they ...

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    The Indiana Lawyer reported this week on a recent Indiana Court of Appeals’ decision discussing smartphones and how the law addresses privacy on an ...

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  • New Tools For Police This Labor Day

    Most Hoosiers have seen or heard the public service announcement, “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.” This Labor Day weekend, law enforcement, ...

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  • Why should I get an expungement? One Study Says It Increases Income by $6,190

    If you have a criminal history, particularly if that conviction is old, you may likely wonder whether it is worth your while to expunge that ...

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