Learn How to Analyze the Constitutionality of a Search and Seizure
The Fourth Amendment protects individuals against unreasonable searches and seizures, but what exactly constitutes "unreasonable" is subject to analysis. Join our experienced faculty for a crash course on the Fourth Amendment, when searches and seizures are vs. are not lawful, and the remedies available to defendants. Get the essentials down - register today!
Understand when law enforcement doesn't have a right to conduct a warrantless search.
Learn how courts have applied the Fourth Amendment to modern technologies like smartphones, computers, and electronic surveillance.
Determine what can and can't be done with evidence seized by third parties.
Discover how to keep unconstitutionally-seized evidence out of court.
Search-and-Seizure Provisions of the 4th and 5th Amendments
Probable Cause and Reasonable Suspicion
Warrantless Searches: Reasonableness Test and Exceptions to the Warrant Requirement
Motor Vehicle Stops and Auto Searches
Dog Sniffs, Frisks, and Strip Searches
Home and Office Searches
Computer and Smartphone Searches
Electronic Surveillance, Wiretapping, and the 4th Amendment
Seizure by a Third Party
Exclusionary Rule, Motion to Suppress, and Fruit of the Poisonous Tree
Cynthia E Everson is an attorney at Everson Law Firm PLLC, where she provides private representation for federal and state criminal and civil matters, with an emphasis on indigent representation. She has defended people accused of gun crimes in both state and federal court, and has litigated issues related to the right to possess (and carry) firearms, as well as property issues related to retrieving firearms that were seized by law enforcement. Ms. Everson is an adjunct writing instructor at Rowan Cabarrus Community College in Concord, North Carolina, and has been teaching there for two years. She earned her B.A. degree from Gardner Webb University, her M.A. degree from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, and her J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from Charlotte School of Law.
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