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sense . According to our book, assisting device is less likely to implicate the 4th amendment. (p.52) In recent years the interpretation of the 4th amendment changed. The court determined that the police look for “evidence with lesser degree of certainty than probable cause”. (p.47). Putting this in the clear, allowed the police to search in a different way to which the 4th amendment can be considered. In a 2013 case, Florida v. Jardines, 569 U.S. ___ (2013), the Supreme Court was confronted with the question of whether an officer’s decision to let a narcotics-sniffing dog sniff around the front door of a man’s house constituted a search. The Court decided it was, and based its reasoning on the concept of curtilage. Had the officer entered the house, a search would have undoubtedly occurred. In contrast, had the dog detected the narcotics from a public sidewalk, a search would not have occurred. But was the porch considered curtilage? Indeed it was. The Court applied this creative logic: It’s cases like these when the Fourth Amendment gets violated and the criminals are getting away with stuff they shouldn’t be. This being said i believe the fourth amendment is very important to the criminal procedures because if a police violates the fourth amendment, a criminal can get the evidence dismissed and without the evidence, a criminal can get away with the crime. That is not the same to find someone knocking at a door than to find someone knocking and looking for evidence with such an item as a metal detector before saying hello and asking for permission. In summary , my castle, my space is all mine and it should not be search and seizure without a warrant with probable cause and upon probable cause, it must describe the particularly
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the place to be searched, the person or thing to be seized. Otherwise it will fall in a court of law. ( Worrall, John L., author.Criminal procedure / John L. Worrall.—Second edition.)
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