K9 Legal Issues

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Discussions on the legal utilizations of government K9’s and their application to the 4th Amendment (Search and Seizure)

When can the police use K9 to conduct a sniff of a lawfully stopped vehicle? – by Clay Smith

  As a result of the recent United States Supreme Court Decision in: RODRIGUEZ v UNITED STATES there has been a lot of discussion, concern, confusion, and controversy on the issue of using a K9 to sniff a vehicle during or after a traffic stop.  Actually I am unsure why this case has received as much publicity [...]

By |2019-01-07T19:19:52-05:00April 25th, 2015|Categories: K9 Legal Issues, Law Enforcement Topics|4 Comments

When can your K-9 search the inside of a vehicle?

When can you put your dog into a vehicle to conduct a K-9 search inside the car?  What if my dog jumps into the car on his own during the search? Every class I am involved in teaching at the Little Rock K9 Academy these questions alway come up.  Most everyone, myself included, likes to have [...]