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Case Study
Case Study
The situation which is reviewed in this case study has a number of diverse
variables through the whole explanation of what all the authorities did or did not execute.
Because there are various factors there may also be several methods that the authorities
should be executing when examining a crime or arresting suspects. Probable cause or
reasonable suspicion is involved in the circumstance that also includes plain view vs.
open fields as well as abandonment. In the event the suspects are taking in for question or
they are arrested, the Miranda rights they are granted are unquestionably viewed through
a microscope as well. The inspection is centered on the search and seizure of any proof
that can be utilized, how the law enforcement officer deal with finding the evidence is
what may also create or break a legal case similar to this. The other methods which are
covered all through this whole circumstance would involve DNA testing and where the
court case should be going on in compliance with the spot that the criminal offense might
have occurred.
When you are looking at probable cause or reasonable suspicion both law
enforcement officials don't have probable cause at the start of the specific circumstance,
however towards the end of the predicament, the two investigators were examining the
crime rape that happened. The law enforcement official that were running after the two
suspects didn't know about the rape which had occurred not really far from the suspect’s
position in addition to the pursue. After the vehicle has been explored and there is a

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darkish colored clothes and a set of jogging socks in the back with the testimony of the
sufferer that her jogging socks were forced away from her feet by the two suspects then
there is certainly a probable cause why these two males which were in the Honda Civic
are the two suspects which were being talked about.
The degree of evidence that the two investigators had would work and wouldn't
work at the same time. The authorities pointed out the sufferer a photo of one of the
suspects together with five other guys and she recognized the owner of the Civic,
however they just presented her the drivers license of the other person in the vehicle
which was the sole photo she was able to check out. In the end of the case, the law
enforcement investigators got sufficient amount of evidence which they might need to
arrest and convict the two suspects.
The Honda Civic was explored by the authorities and then taken to the impound
lot. The authorities listed the items which were included inside the automobile such as the
drivers license, dark colored sweater, and the jogging socks. Aside from those things, an
individual wouldn't determine what else will be inside the automobile, therefore an
individual wouldn't find out if each of the items in the car was look up inventory
appropriately primarily because the car is not at all stated in the entire investigation.
However the authorities had each and every right to investigate the Civic and to impound
it in the impound lot for more examination as needed. The vehicle was abandoned by the
two suspects that chose to run away from the car. United States of America vs. Baldwin
(2005) is a case that included a very high speed pursue with a suspect who afterwards
crashed their vehicle and then fled from the car. After the suspects fled from the car, it's
deemed abandoned and also the police officer were capable of checking out the vehicle to

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discover weapons and illegal drugs (United States of America vs. Baldwin, 2005). The
proof discovered inside the car was decided as admissible in the court of law.
When considering plain view or open fields the investigators utilized both to
discover proof. The open field portion was utilized when the two investigators were on
their way to the suspect’s door. The investigators detected a female crying and that she
had been cut on the cheek of her face through the window in which the curtains were
open half way. This may come under the category of open fields. The two investigators
might possibly not have had a search warrant but they got sufficient probable cause to
enter in the residence without a search warrant since the lady might have been mistreated
by someone else. This provided the authorities the opportunity to go into the residence.
The other part is the plain view doctrine that states that if any type of evidence is in plain
view of the officers then it can be taken for evidence even without a search warrant.
When inside the house the authorities saw a ripped blue clothing, weapons, and drugs
which were in plain view of the investigators. Because the police officer could determine
all the proof before them without transferring anything, the proof was lawfully obtained
from the house. The case of Arizona vs. Hicks demonstrated that the plain view doctrine
was. Arizona vs. Hicks (1987) needs to deal with authorities entering an apartment where
consequently the authorities discovered lost items together with guns which were utilized
in a robbery (Strickland, Ralph, 1994).
In the event that the two investigators discovered all this proof inside the house, the two
male suspects were taken outside of the residence put into handcuffs and arrested. When
they had been arrested, the investigators read the Miranda rights for them before all of the
questioning started back in the police station. Alternatively the female suspects which

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