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Search & Seizure – Drug Dog Alert – Probable Cause – Standards (access required)

In a case of first impression, the Supreme Court of Virginia says a trial court did not err in admitting evidence of a drug dog’s alert as establishing probable cause based on evidence of the dog’s training and experience, even though the police department did not conduct “back checks” to quantify the dog’s number of ...