Introduction to the Exclusionary Rule

In one of our recent blog posts, we discussed a complex legal idea: Fruit of the poisonous tree. Under this doctrine, if law enforcement conducts an illegal search or seizure, any evidence that is indirectly obtained from that search or seizure is excluded from court. This is a crucial legal doctrine that criminal defense attorneys… Read More

The Dangers of Consenting to a Search

The Bill of Rights was written to protect the citizens of the newly-formed United States from the acts of government that had so bothered our country’s founding fathers before the Revolution. By including them in the U.S. Constitution, these pivotal figures meant to prevent the government that they were forming from ever reaching into the… Read More