2021 Midwest Road, Suite 200
Oak Brook, IL 60523
Map & Directions
ENGLISHESPAÑOL
FREE 15 MINUTE PHONE CONSULTATION
(844) 9-THE-LAW
Se habla español
844-984-3529
Myers Law LLC

Are Dog-Sniff Searches Legal?

Posted by on in Criminal Defense
  • Font size: Larger Smaller
  • Hits: 733
  • Print

In Florida v. Jardines, 133 S.Ct. 1409 (2013), the United States Supreme Court held that a dog-sniff on the defendant's front porch was a search unsupported by probable cause, and thereby affirmed the trial court's decision to suppress the evidence.  http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/12pdf/11-564_5426.pdf

However, in U.S. v. Gutierrez, No. 14-1159 (July 29, 2014), the dog-sniff search was upheld as the police based their actions on good faith reliance on existing case law, and the search occurred before the Jardines decision came down.

Please publish modules in offcanvas position.