Warnken in the News about 4th Amendment
Byron Warnken, Esq. gave his opinions to the Maryland Daily Record on Thursday May 20th, 2010 about a Maryland Court of Appeals decision involving whether the police met the good faith exception when conducting a house search using a warrant that was later deemed to be invalid. Warnken said, “It’s been fairly rare [for the defense to win these kinds of cases].” That is, however, exactly what happened here.
Maryland criminal defense attorney Ken Ravenell successfully argued that “no reasonably well-trained police officer” should have believed there was probable cause to search the home. Without this evidence, the State trying this defendant will be nearly impossible. You can read more about this at Professor Warnken’s blog.