Search & Seizure Issues in Traffic Cases 2019

Product ID: CA2967D
Presented By: State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE

This program is an excerpt from Life is a Highway: Handling Traffic Cases.

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.1

-Amendment IV

Understanding the Fourth Amendment

Your client is pulled over for speeding. The officer wants to search the car for evidence of a crime. When is a search legal? When is it a violation of the Fourth Amendment?

In Search and Seizure Issues in Traffic Cases, you will review the concepts behind the Fourth Amendment, so you can determine whether your client’s traffic stop was handled properly. In particular, you’ll discuss:

  • What is, or isn’t, a seizure
  • Examples of searches during an OWI stop
  • How the courts have recently interpreted search or seizure issues
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This program is an excerpt from Life is a Highway: Handling Traffic Cases.

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.1

-Amendment IV

Understanding the Fourth Amendment

Your client is pulled over for speeding. The officer wants to search the car for evidence of a crime. When is a search legal? When is it a violation of the Fourth Amendment?

In Search and Seizure Issues in Traffic Cases, you will review the concepts behind the Fourth Amendment, so you can determine whether your client’s traffic stop was handled properly. In particular, you’ll discuss:

  • What is, or isn’t, a seizure
  • Examples of searches during an OWI stop
  • How the courts have recently interpreted search or seizure issues
Read More ↓

Adam M. Welch is a partner at Stroud, Willink & Howard, LLC, where he exclusively handles criminal and traffic defense. He received his law degree with honors from the University of Wisconsin, and has spent much of his career representing indigent clients through the State Public Defender’s Office. Adam has practiced in circuit and appellate courts all over the state, and has argued before the Supreme Court of Wisconsin. He lives in Madison with his wife, four kids, and a free-thinking beagle.

  • Properly assess traffic stops to know whether they were executed properly
  • Better defend your clients in search and seizure situations
  • Improve your ability to recognize Fourth Amendment violations
  • Understand when the community caretaker exception applies to police
  • Traffic lawyers
  • Criminal defense lawyers
  • Constitutional lawyers
  • General practitioners
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