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Inventory Exception to the Warrant Requirement

I am often asked about what constitutes an unlawful search.  It is first important to understand that the United States and Michigan Constitutions protect a citizen from unreasonable searches and seizures.  Generally, a search without a warrant is per se unreasonable unless it falls under one of the exceptions of the warrant requirement.  This blog […]

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Search Warrants, the Fourth Amendment and Your Home

Clients often ask me whether the search conducted on their home and/or property was legal.  This blog will provide an overview of the Fourth Amendment prohibition against unreasonable searches and seizures. The Fourth Amendment applies when a person has a “reasonable expectation of privacy” in the area that is searched.  The area extends to the […]

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