Yesterday, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued its decision in Commonwealth v. Cost, 2020 WL 354975 (39 EAP 2018), which involved "whether a seizure has occurred during a police-citizen encounter [as a result] of an officer’s retention of an individual’s identification card. The question distills to whether a reasonable person would feel free to ignore the … Continue reading Another Pro-4th Amendment Decision from the PA Supreme Court!
On April 17, 2013, the United States Supreme Court decided a case that has implications throughout the country. The case, Missouri v. McNeely, was based on a motorist who was stopped on suspicion of drunk driving and arrested. McNeely refused to take a breath test, but was then taken to a local hospital for a … Continue reading Supreme Court Protects Rights and Requires States to Obtain Warrant in DUI Stops