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Monthly Archive: March 2009

March 10, 2009

New Jersey Supreme Court Will No-Longer Require Exigent Circumstances for Police to Obtain a Telephonic Search Warrant, Defining Exigent Circumstances in the Process

The New Jersey Supreme Court by a 4-3 majority extinguished the requirement of exigent circumstances for police officers to obtain a search warrant via telephone or other electronic means. These telephonic warrants will now be viewed under the same light as warrants obtained in-person, with their validity no longer being predicated on a finding of exigency for the search. The Court felt that the use of electronic or telephonic means to obtain a search warrant would increase efficiency of law enforcement while remaining just and fair to the suspect; the threshold of probable cause would...

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Posted in: Drug Crimes

March 2, 2009

Federal Law Prohibiting Those Convicted of Misdemeanor Domestic Violence from Possessing Firearms is Strengthened by Recent Supreme Court Ruling

The United States Supreme Court, last week, reinstated a West Virginia man’s conviction for a violation of Federal Law, which prohibits those convicted of a domestic violence offense from possessing firearms. The Federal Law in question was passed in 1996, and extended the prohibition on firearm possession from convicted felons to those also convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence. The case, United States v. Hayes, involved a West Virginia man who had been convicted of a domestic violence offense in 1994, against...

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Posted in: Domestic Violence Cases