We still have some 4th Amendment Rights Left

The US Supreme court recently ruled that the government can't install a GPS on your vehicle without a search warrant. In this case the government basically installed a GPS monitor on dude's car for a few weeks, without first getting a search warrant, which eventually connected him to a location that was use for some not so legal activities.

The government claims that this warrant requirement may be to difficult or cumbersome to get in the initial stages of an investigation if at all.  Like this is a bad thing.  The defendant in case was convicted and had to appeal the case all the way to the US Supreme court, even though a lower appeals court threw out the conviction.

This is a good reminder that when you are charged with serious criminal offenses, you need to contact a good criminal defense attorney immediately.

If you or someone you know are facing criminal charges contact the Law Offices of W.H. Davis for aggressive representation in your criminal case.

The case is U.S. v. Jones, 10-1259, and the article can be found below.

Police can't put GPS on your fender without warrant, Supreme Court says, diving into high tech.


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1. Marc wrote:
Hey Carla! I have not been ignoring you. I haven't been on much lltaey, as I haven't been feeling very well. Just so you know, I have always followed that case as well and there has been a bit of news on it, as well as the 2nd year anniversary. I am planning to post on it. I have information saved for a post, also I haven't forgotten Sierra.I have always felt they focused too hard on making Terri talk and not hard enough on actual investigation. Too hard on fruitless stings and not hard enough on following the trail. I honestly believe that had they followed every lead in the beginning, rather than focusing on breaking Terri, they might have found more than they did. Don't get me wrong, I do believe Terri is involved and knows enough that if she talked it would only serve to cause her trouble. When it took a groundskeeper 3 months to come forward to the media, that was there that day and LE didn't know anything about him until that point, that was a bad indicator. Another bad indicator was another girl that had been missing for many years and her remains were found on another school's grounds, in that same county. How did anyone not notice a dead body on a school property? There are so many other things that made me think they were overwhelmed with tunnel vision. I have always asked the question Did Casey talk? How many perps actually do? Did Misty talk? Sure they (Casey and Misty) did a lot of talking, but the truth never came out of their lips.I hope I'm wrong and Sheriff Staton's shocker will soon be revealed, for Kyron's sake.

Fri, September 13, 2013 @ 12:27 PM

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