November 20, 2022 [View / Download]

  • Using a roadblock to stop a fleeing suspect is a Fourth Amendment seizure of the person
  • Prolonged Detentions and Franks Hearings

November 01, 2022 [View / Download]

  • Gang-Tackling an Arrestee and the Issue of Excessive Force; Qualified Immunity as it Relates to...
  • Immunity From Civil Liability For Law Enforcement Officers and Agencies
  • The Necessary Elements of a DUI/Marijuana Implied Malice Second Degree Murder Case

September 18, 2022 [View / Download]

  • The Use of Social Media and a Public Employee’s Freedom of Speech
  • An officer asking to check a driver’s license at a DUI checkpoint is lawful
  • The Use by Law Enforcement of Excessive Force and Civil Liability

August 14, 2022 [View / Download]

  • Prolonged pretextual traffic stops are a violation of the Fourth Amendment.
  • Coerced Confessions and Offers of Leniency
  • Search Warrants and Probable Cause

July 07, 2022 [View / Download]

  • Criminal History and Warrant Checks as a part of the “Mission” of a Traffic Stop.
  • Suing federal officers under authority of Bivens v. Six Unknown Fed. Narcotics Agents.
  • Miranda as a Prophylactic Rule and the Fifth Amendment:

June 10, 2022 [View / Download]

  • The Fourteenth Amendment Due Process and the Use of Deadly Force
  • The First Amendment Freedom of Expression and Retaliatory Arrest

May 09, 2022 [View / Download]

  • The Warrantless Seizure of an Automobile from Another’s Private Property
  • Pat Down for Weapons
  • Cruel and Unusual Punishment Imposed by Federal Correctional Officers

April 04, 2022 [View / Download]

  • Special Relationships and the Duty to Warn
  • Unconscious DUI Suspects and Warrantless Blood Draws
  • Turning Movements While Failing to Signal
  • The Use of Reasonable Force in Arresting Protestors Engaged in Unlawful Protests

March 15, 2022 [View / Download]

  • Medicinal Marijuana and the Due Process Clause
  • Forfeiting a Miranda Issue by Not Objecting: The Wearing of Facemasks and the Right to Confrontation.
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance While Armed and the Second Amendment Right to Bear Arms
  • Forfeiture and Coerced Confessions

February 05, 2022 [View / Download]

  • Illegal Detentions and Observations
  • An In-Custody Suspect’s Reinitiation of Interrogation after Repeated Invocations
  • Use of a Patrol Unit’s Digital In-Car Video System (“DICVS”) in a Police Disciplinary Proceeding

December 15, 2021 [View / Download]

  • The Private Search Doctrine and Computerized Hashing Technology
  • Sloppy investigations and unprepared prosecutions can result in sanctions and dismissal

December 01, 2021 [View / Download]

  • Officers Kneeling on an Arrestee’s Back and Civil Liability
  • Detaining Passengers in a Lawfully Stopped Vehicle.The Proof Requirements for Aggravating Circumstances
  • Questioning criminal suspects who are not in custody does not require a Miranda advisal or waiver.

October 25, 2021 [View / Download]

  • The Seibert Two-Step Interrogation Tactic
  • Robbery; the Force or Fear Element
  • Interrogating Minors and Beheler Admonishments

September 15, 2021 [View / Download]

  • Searches Within the Curtilage of a Home
  • Detentions, Consensual Encounters, and Patdowns for Weapons
  • Warrantless Searches of Vehicles; Searching Cellphones; Questioning In-Custody Witnesses

August 23, 2021 [View / Download]

  • Vehicle Searches and the Odor of Marijuana
  • Use of Force in Subduing an Unruly Arrestee / The Use of Force and Civil Liability
  • Qualified Immunity, A Suspect’s Right against Self-Incrimination, and Due Process

July 13, 2021 [View / Download]

  • Fleeing Misdemeanants and Hot Pursuits by Law Enforcement
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Body Cavity Searches of Jail Inmates

June 17, 2021 [View / Download]

  • Probation Fourth Waiver Searches & Good Faith Belief in the Existence of a Fourth Waiver
  • Searches of Vehicles Upon the Arrest of It’s Occupant
  • Residential Search Warrants
  • Questioning a Detained Suspect and the Necessity for a Miranda Admonishment and Wavier

May 27, 2021 [View / Download]

  • Brady Error and Suggestive Pretrial Identifications
  • Pen. Code § 148(a)(1); Resisting Arrest Pitchess Motions
  • The Community Caretaking Doctrine does not apply to the entry or search of a residence

April 18, 2021 [View / Download]

  • Shooting a Fleeing Suspect as a Fourth Amendment Seizure
  • Bivens Actions and a Federal Officer’s Civil Liability
  • Leaning into a Vehicle as a Fourth Amendment Search
  • A Prostitute’s Right to Privacy and P.C. § 632

March 22, 2021 [View / Download]

  • Deadly Force, the Fourth Amendment, and State Negligence Allegations
  • Police-Citizen Contacts on Less than a Reasonable Suspicion
  • Miranda Violations and Civil Liability

March 05, 2021 [View / Download]

  • Detentions for Investigation
  • Social Media and First Amendment Freedom of Speech Rights
  • Witness Tampering

January 17, 2021 [View / Download]

  • A Key Insertion into a Vehicle’s Door Lock as a Fourth Amendment Search
  • Booking Questions and Minors
  • Use of Force in Making an Arrest
  • Obstructing a Law Enforcement Officer in the Performance of his Duties

December 30, 2020 [View / Download]

  • Searches of Vehicles for Marijuana
  • The Use of a Ruse by Law Enforcement
  • Private Person Searches

November 30, 2020 [View / Download]

  • Detentions for Investigation; Bulges in a Person’s Clothing
  • Marijuana Vehicle Searches; California’s Marijuana Laws vs. Federal Law and more...
  • Warrantless Entries into Residence; The Attenuation Doctrine and Attenuation of the Taint: Fruit of ...
  • P.C. § 1538.5 Motions and Illegal Detentions: P.C. § 148(a)(1) When Perpetrated During an Unlawful ...
  • Prison Visitors’ Strip Searches

November 11, 2020 [View / Download]

  • Writ of Habeas Corpus; Miranda Waivers; Incomplete Admonishments; Confessions & Involuntariness of ...
  • Kelly Test Requirements and Dog Scent Trailing Evidence; Foundational Requirements for Dog Scent Traili
  • Brady v. Maryland and Undisclosed Impeachment Evidence: Statutorily Protected Confidential Records...

January 01, 2018 [View / Download]

  • Search Warrants and the Seizure of Electronic Devices
  • P.C. § 148(a)(1) and Refusing to Identify Oneself
  • The Danger Doctrine and Civil Liability; Leaving a DV Victim in more danger than found; Qualified Im...