Category Archives: Hot pursuit

CA7: Hot pursuit of a purported drug dealer into ptf’s house was valid under Santana

The police approached a young man on the street in an area known for drug trade to talk to him. He “turned on his heels” and fled, with the police in pursuit, right to plaintiffs’ house, past one plaintiff out … Continue reading

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MA: Hot pursuit not justified for civil infraction of possession of MJ; not serious enough offense

“In this case, we consider whether the warrantless entry by police into a residence was justified where the entry was made while chasing the defendant, who fled from police during a stop for a civil infraction of marijuana possession. Concluding … Continue reading

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CA11: Recent murder-robbery made entry into defendant’s house “sufficiently exigent”

The police knew that defendant had “recently” committed an armed robbery and murder, and that he was in his house and armed. They determined to enter and arrest him, and they did. The protective sweep and consent after that was … Continue reading

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AZ: Hot pursuit justified for minor offenses

Police attempted to stop defendant for a vehicle registration violation, but he didn’t stop and gave probable cause to believe he was fleeing the stop. He drove into his private driveway with a police car right behind him and went … Continue reading

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FL: Hot pursuit for misd possession of MJ and nonviolent fleeing does not permit warrantless entry into the home

Hot pursuit for misdemeanor possession of marijuana and nonviolent fleeing does not permit a warrantless entry into the home. State v. Markus, 2017 Fla. LEXIS 233 (Jan. 31, 2017), aff’g Markus v. State, 160 So. 3d 488 (Fla. 1st DCA … Continue reading

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