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U.S. Supreme Court Favors Cell Phone Privacy

By Mark C. Cogan, P.C. |

On June 25, 2014, the US Supreme Court issued a an important ruling in favor of cell phone privacy. The court ruled that a police officer must have a warrant in order to search the cell phone of a person placed under arrest. This decision, in Riley v. California, was long awaited by those… Read More »

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Supreme Court to Rule On Cell Phone Search

By Mark C. Cogan, P.C. |

We live in a digital age. The time when all our private information was kept inside our home is gone. The time when our private information was kept only on a computer is gone. Today, cell-phones are like mini-computers. The amount of information that can be kept on a smart-phone is vast. The question… Read More »

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Police Cheek Swabs for DNA

By Mark C. Cogan, P.C. |

Police could wander through your private property at any time without the Fourth Amendment’s protection against unreasonable searches. Thanks to the Fourth Amendment, search of your property requires a warrant signed by a judge. But what if police officers were allowed to swab your cheeks after your arrest for DNA identification? Would you find… Read More »

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No More Coercion At DUII Arrest

By Mark C. Cogan, P.C. |

IMPORTANT NEW DECISION ISSUED BY THE COURT OF APPEALS SUPPORTS THE RIGHT OF THE DUII SUSPECT NOT TO BE COERCED INTO GIVING INCRIMINATING EVIDENCE TO THE POLICE On September 30, 2009, the Oregon Court of Appeals handed down an important decision in the case of State vs. Thomas Gregory Machuca, which supports the right… Read More »

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