Category: Fourth Amendment

  • Humpty Dumpty Hervey: Standard Written English = “Hyper-technical”

    This was the only reference to time in the search-warrant affidavit: In the past 72 hours, a confidential informant advised the Affiant that Chris was seen in possession of a large amount of methamphetamine at his residence and business. The trial court and the Amarillo Court of Appeals held that the warrant was invalid because […]

  • Jury Suppression in Texas

    There was a little discussion on Twitter this morning, started by Houston DWI lawyer Paul Kennedy, about suppression of illegally obtained evidence in Texas. In Texas, foreigners are often surprised to learn, juries can decide suppression issues on disputed facts—for example, when the cops say that they stopped the defendant for not wearing a seatbelt […]