Tag Archives: Judge William G. Petty

Emergency aid exception justified entry without warrant (access required)

Where police had an objectively reasonable basis to believe appellant was attempting suicide, their entry without a warrant into his apartment was justified under the Fourth Amendment’s emergency aid exception, as was a “cursory sweep” of the apartment, which revealed ...

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‘Approbate and reprobate’ doctrine bars new trial review (access required)

Where appellant’s counsel agreed to the trial court’s erroneous conclusion that it lacked jurisdiction to consider motions for a new trial, the approbate and reprobate doctrine prevents appellant from taking an inconsistent position on appeal – that the trial court ...

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