The Fourth Amendment clearly states the right of all Americans to be protected against unlawful search and seizures by law enforcement. This right extends to someone’s property, home, and person.
But where do police dogs fit in?
You might have seen them at airports, music festivals, or other areas where drugs or weapons may be present.
Are these dogs violating your Fourth Amendment rights? What does that mean when they find controlled substances on your person and you are suddenly facing drug charges?
This Is Not a Texas Search: United States v. Place
Most likely, you will run into drug-sniffing dogs at airports. As you wait to check in or move through security, dogs might come around and sniff your [...]