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3rd Circuit Slams the Car Door on Warrantless GPS Tracking

By Hayes Hunt and Calli Varner According to a recent decision by the Third Circuit, police are required to get a warrant prior to attaching a GPS tracker to a suspect’s vehicle. The Third Circuit’s decision in United States v.

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The Government Gets Cell Phone Location Data Without A Search Warrant

By Hayes Hunt and Jeffrey Monhait According to the Fifth Circuit, the government does not need a warrant to access cellular providers’ records of caller location data.  In re: Application of the United States of America for Historical Cell Site

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Is a Curious Police Dog on Your Porch a Search under the 4th Amendment? – SCOTUS Answers in Florida v. Jardines

By Hayes Hunt and Michael Zabel Let’s say one day you observe your local police officer walk a drug-sniffing police dog up to the front door of your neighbor’s house.  The dog sniffs around outside, then gives a positive signal

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4th Amendment Warrantless Search & Seizure Issues – Technology & Privacy

By Hayes Hunt and Calli Varner Almost all of us rely on technology to carry out our day-to-day activities.  We carry one, if not two devices such as a smart phone or tablet with us at all times.  Courts continue

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Facebook “Friends”, 4th Amendment Privacy & Probable Cause

By: Hayes Hunt and Brian Kint A recent court decision has added support to the idea that there is no privacy on the internet. In United States v. Meregildo, defendant Melvin Colon moved to suppress evidence seized from his Facebook

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GPS Tracking Devices, Technology & Privacy: U.S. v. Jones

By Hayes Hunt and Calli Varner Ongoing advances in modern technology consistently change the way we think about our privacy rights.  The proliferation of the use of GPS tracking devices used by law enforcement officers and private citizens is no exception. 

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When ‘The Law’ Is in the Lobby: Practical Steps to Manage A Raid by Gov’t Agents

Published in The Legal Intelligencer’s General Counsel Section  January 11, 2012 By Hayes Hunt and Brian Kint It is 7 a.m. You grab a cup of coffee and head out the door to catch the train to your job as in-house

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Corporate Search Warrant Protocol: Email to Employees

After publishing “Search Warrant Protocol – What Every Company Should Do to Prepare”, I received a number of requests for a sample notice-of-warrant email from a company to its employees.  Here you go: Our offices are being searched by law

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Search Warrant Protocol – What Every Company Should Do to Prepare

There are many ways by which the Government, federal or state, can appear at a company’s doorstep.  The most disruptive and unnerving is when government agents show up in the company’s lobby to serve and execute a search warrant.  Is

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Hayes Hunt concentrates his practice in the representation of individuals, corporations and executives in a wide variety of federal and state criminal law and regulatory enforcement matters as well as complex civil litigation. Hayes is a partner in the firm's Commercial Litigation Department as well as its Criminal Defense and Governmental Investigations Group.
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