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October 2013 Archives

Federal appeals court says warrant is required for GPS use

We've known since early last year that GPS devices placed on vehicles by police constitute a search. The U.S. Supreme Court issued that decision back in January 2012. What was left unanswered is the question: If GPS devices do constitute a search; do police have to obtain a warrant before attaching one and tracking it?

Child's accident self-shooting leads to weapons charges

An accident that caused a young Virginia boy to shoot himself in the hand will likely result in criminal charges against his mother and her boyfriend. Fortunately, it appears that the boy will not suffer permanent injury due to the incident. However, the couple could face felony charges of child neglect.