Here is a series of Questions and Answers based upon the Court’s Ruling
How do Drug Enforcement Officers approach a house without a Search Warrant?
“The police received information that drug dealing might be taking place at a particular address and two uniformed officers went with their marked cruisers to investigate one Sunday morning at approximately 9:00 A.M. They knocked on the door and the defendant opened it, came outside, and closed the door behind him. One officer introduced himself and told the defendant they were there to talk about suspicious activity involving drug dealing.”
“During the conversation, which lasted about ten minutes according to the officer and about 30-45 minutes according to the defendant, the officer asked the defendant why someone would say he had suspicious activity at his house. The officer also asked the defendant if he used illegal drugs, the defendant said yes. The officer asked if the defendant used marijuana, the defendant replied yes. He said he bought it a week ago. The officer asked the defendant if he had any marijuana he could give him, the defendant said that he did.”
What are some issues that could lead to Dismissal of Drug Charges?
What factors do courts consider in suppressing illegally seized drugs?
- Uniformed Officers
- Marked Patrol car
- Compliance is Required