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Search & Seizure – Warrantless Entry – ‘Emergency’ Doctrine (access required)

The Court of Appeals upholds suppression of ammunition and a controlled substance discovered when police made a warrantless entry into defendant’s home, claiming justification under the “emergency doctrine” because defendant’s wife had called for assistance. When a deputy arrived at the home, he was admitted by a child. Defendant’s wife told the officer she no longer ...