US Supreme Court Rules Against Warrantless Entry for DUI Arrest

On June 23, 2021, the US Supreme Court decided Lange v. California. In this case, the defendant was arrested for driving under the influence after the highway patrol officer entered the defendant’s garage without a warrant. The defendant was initially … Read More

Warrantless Entry Permissible Under Emergency-Aid Doctrine

On July 20, 2015, in State v. Reece, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled that the emergency-aid doctrine justified the officer’s warrantless entry into the defendant’s home. One exception to the warrant requirement set forth by the Fourth Amendment of … Read More