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SCV: VABC statute doesn’t authorize applicant searches (access required)

The Departmet was justified in terminating an agent’s employment after he searched the business office of a license applicant without her consent or a warrant. Background Linda K. Swim applied to Appellee Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control for an ...

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CAV: Breath test “unavailable” en route to hospital (access required)

Use of a blood test to determine the defendant’s blood alcohol content without a warrant was justified under Virginia’s implied-consent law when administering a breath test would have delayed the defendant’s medical care. Background Alexandria police officer Reid Hudson pulled ...

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Dark web search warrant issued in good faith (access required)

A warrant executed in good faith, even if unconstitutional, did not render resulting evidence of child-pornography crimes inadmissible, the court of appeals held. Appellant Robert McLamb was identified by the FBI as a visitor to Playpen, a website accessible only ...

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Exigent circumstances justified search despite defective warrant (access required)

The Supreme Court held that, despite an invalid warrant, officers did not need a warrant to break up an ongoing “meth cook” at Appellee James Campbell’s home. On August 6, 2014, Investigator James Begley received multiple phone calls from a ...

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Statements Suppressed, But Drug Evidence Comes In (access required)

The Court of Appeals upholds a trial court’s decision to suppress statements defendant made to police prior to waiving her Miranda rights, but reverses the lower court’s suppression of evidence seized from a backpack and shaving kit. Social workers made ...

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