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September 26, 2018 11th Circuit: No Suspicion Needed to Search Computers at Border

After receiving tips from Yahoo, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) began investigating the defendant for involvement in the receipt,…

July 21, 2016 Court Rules That Warrantless Use of Stingray Device is Unlawful

During an investigation into an international drug-trafficking organization, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) obtained a search warrant for cell site…

March 17, 2016 Supreme Court Revives State’s Appeal in South GA Rape Case

The Supreme Court held that the Court of Appeals erred in finding that the State did not timely file its…

January 11, 2016 Court Rules No Standing to Contest Search of Lost Cell Phone

The defendants inadvertently left their smartphone in a Florida Walmart where it was discovered by an employee. Having made contact…

June 23, 2015 Court Holds that Passenger Cannot Challenge GPS Tracking Device

The police were investigating a series of burglaries and, as a result, they obtained a court order that authorized them…

June 3, 2015 GA Court of Appeals Suppresses Defendant’s Statements to Police

Cobb County Police Officers were on patrol and heard tires squealing and saw two vehicles make a fast turn despite…

February 23, 2015 Ga Supreme Court: No Standing to Contest Cell Tower Records

The Court held that the trial court properly admitted cell phone “tower dump” records, finding that since the phone company…

February 21, 2015 Federal Court: Police May Use Fake Instagram Account to Obtain Evidence

The court further ruled that photos and information obtained through the undercover Instagram account could then be admitted as evidence…

November 10, 2014 GA Supreme Court: No Standing to Contest Illegally Obtained Text Messages

Although the police failed to obtain a search warrant for the records, as required by Federal and Georgia law, the…

August 25, 2014 GA Court of Appeals Finds Illegal Search in Cocaine Trafficking Case

The defendant’s vehicle was stopped for traveling 10 miles-per-hour over the speed limit. The officer testified that when he asked…

April 28, 2014 Court Reverses Grant of Motion to Suppress in GA Drug Case

The record showed that the officer approached the defendant while he was sitting in his truck at a gas station…

September 18, 2013 Invalid Search Warrant Leads to Dismissal of Georgia Drug Case

In Mitchell v. State, the Georgia Court of Appeals reversed the defendants’ drug convictions, finding that the search warrant which…

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