A pre-recorded streaming video replay of the July 2016 webcast, Search and Seizure in Virginia: Navigating the Thicket.
Topics covered include:
- Technology and the law: GPS trackers, cell phone searches, drones, etc.
- Motions to suppress and Franks hearings
- Reasonable articulable suspicion, probable cause, and Terry pat-downs
- Custodial arrest and pretextual searches
- Staleness: When does a tip grow stale?
Every attorney practicing criminal law knows that Fourth Amendment issues are often the most critical aspect of a case, in recognition of which the law of searches and seizures has become incredibly complex and nuanced. Advocates on both sides of the issue, attempting to apply the law to the facts at hand, have a wide field on which to run: was it done by the book, has the constable innocently blundered, or is the government intentionally invading the rights of its citizens, and everything in between.
This seminar, taught by an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney and an experienced criminal defense lawyer, is designed to reacquaint criminal law practitioners with the salient points of search and seizure law. The written material for the course is taken from the Virginia CLE® handbook Defending Criminal Cases in Virginia, and will be both current and comprehensive. Our speakers will review the overarching law and focus on areas of particular interest and concern, being sure to address best practices and tips for success.