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Phone privacy is a right to be preserved by Virginia criminal defendants

Phone privacy is critical to criminal defendants and most everyone else. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I know the thirst that law enforcement has for seizing and searching people's cellphones, to investigate such alleged criminal activity as drug dealing, child pornography, and large-scale theft. Do...

Search warrants based on curtilage violation are invalid says Fairfax lawyer

Search warrants do not automatically preclude successful Fourth Amendment challenges. Today, Ian Christian Carlson happily saw that truism applied to his benefit. Carlson v. Virginia. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I know that police generally are barred from investigating for possible criminal activity by going...

Fourth Amendment Bars Ordering A Suspect’s Erection

Fortunately, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has this month confirmed that the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution bars ordering a male criminal suspect to produce an erection.