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Search and Seizure in the Digital Realm


Created on September 18, 2020





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 

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