Search and Seizure in the Digital Realm

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Course Information

Time 60 Minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

Course Description

From US v. Jones (2012) to Riley v. California (2014) to Carpenter v. US (2018), the Supreme Court has completely changed the landscape of the 4th and 5th Amendment laws in the digital realm. This program, taught by Brian Chase, a consultant, expert witness, adjunct professor of law, and attorney, will explore the effects of these landmark cases and identify areas of further challenges for criminal defense attorneys. Participants will learn how federal and state courts are applying the 4th and 5th Amendments to new forms of digital evidence and will learn to spot potential Constitutional Issues involving digital devices.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review the trilogy of Jones, Riley, and Carpenter and discuss their implications on warrants for digital evidence
  2. Analyze the future of the third-party doctrine after Carpenter as it relates to digital evidence
  3. Discuss the relevant case law on the 5th Amendment as it applies to passwords for digital devices 

Credit Information

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Brian Chase


Brian Chase is a consultant, expert witness, adjunct professor of law, and attorney. He serves ArcherHall’s Director of Digital Forensics in Arizona.

Mr. Chase has a diverse education and work background. He spent years working as a network administrator for the University of Arizona. He has a Management and Information Systems degree from the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona, a top-ranked program in the country. Mr. Chase went on to earn a law degree, also from the University of Arizona. He has worked with various sized law firms both in an IT and legal capacity. He has consulted with firms on their use of technology within the office, and has provided expert testimony in criminal and civil matters ranging from misdemeanors to murder to medical malpractice.

Mr. Chase has published and spoken on various technology-related issues impacting law firms as well as parties in the civil and criminal justice system. He teaches various topics regarding law and technology, and digital forensics and evidence, at a variety of legal and technical conferences. He was honored by the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Arizona Daily Star with a “Tucson’s 40 Under 40 Award”, which recognizes young leaders who are making an impact in the community with their professional and charitable work.


Bar Admissions:

Arizona, Federal District of Arizona