|Production Date:||August 23 2011|
The use of canines in police stops and investigations has become commonplace in Virginia. In this CLE program, join Virginia Deputy Commonwealth attorney Lee Harrell as he discusses the constitutionality of law enforcement using narcotics-detection dogs to search for contraband and convict guilty parties at trial. Mr. Harrell begins with a brief review of the 4th amendment and how narcotics-detection dogs can generally be used in Virginia. He then goes into detail on how canines can lawfully be used in vehicle stops with or without probable cause. Mr. Harrell also discusses the steps that law enforcement must take to establish a canine’s reliability in court in conjunction with the dog trainer’s testimony. This is an excellent course for criminal prosecution and defense attorneys in Virginia who need to develop ammunition to prosecute or defend drug possession cases.
I. Review of 4th Amendment – Searches and Seizures
II. Canine Dog Sniffs
III. Vehicle Searches (With and Without Probable Cause)
IV. Establishing a Canine’s Reliability in Court
V. Canine Presence at a Checkpoint
Keil (Herndon, VA)
Great, knowledgeable, articulate speaker.
william (richmond, VA)
Interesting topic, well presented.
Peter (Richmond, VA)
Michael (Fairfax, VA)
I thought the presentation was very good
Lawrence (Arlington, VA)
I was not certain that the topic would be of interest, but I found the presentation effective and the information useful.
Colleen (Poquoson, VA)
Robert (Vienna, VA)
Well balanced presentation.
randy (Wytheville, VA)
Greer (Washington, DC)
Really interesting. Clearly and effectively presented.
Elton (berryville, VA)
David (Richmond, VA)
Gerald L. (arlington, VA)
Better subject material than I expected
Jeffrey (Severn, MD)
Tom (Orange, VA)
Nice to see a VA attorney doing a VA CLE. Good stuff.
Christopher (Perry Hall, MD)
Good overview of a useful topic.
Ronald (Wise, VA)
Lee is a great guy. I know him, he is dedicated and knowledgeable.
Thomas (Arlington, VA)
Frederick (Falls Church, VA)
James (Falls Church, VA)
Good presentation. Interesting area of criminal law.
William Edward (Rocky Mount, VA)
Bruce R (Charlottesville, VA)
Lee gave an excellent, accurate summary of the law that is helpful to prosecutors and defense counsel alike. I know some Virginia Judges who who benefit from this presentation as well.
Laura (McLean, VA)
Interesting subject matter. If the presentation is updated, it would be interesting to hear about the role of dogs in law enforcement in area schools, as more and more VA high schools are using dogs to detect drugs among the students.
Jennifer (La Grange, IL)
This program is the best CLE I have ever listened to, live or online. I do not practice in this area but found the presenter so compelling it was interesting anyway. I am a former prosecutor, so such matters do interest me - however, this guys is just GOOD. Thanks!
Michael (Odenton, MD)
Jessica (Arlington, VA)
Interesting topic, good coverage.
Karen (Virginia Beach, VA)
Interesting perspective from the point of view of a Virginia prosecutor on searches & seizures generally (and dog-sniff searches particularly). Good written materials with case references.