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Criminal Procedure Keyed to Lee
Florida v. Jardines
Citation:569 U.S. 1 (2013)
Jardines (Defendant) was charged with growing marijuana in his home after police brought a drug-sniffing dog to his property, and the dog detected the drugs from outside. The police officer brought a dog to Jardines’s home without a search warrant after receiving a tip that he was growing marijuana, and the dog sniffed the base of the door and then signaled the presence of drugs to the officer. Jardines argued that the dog sniff was a search within the meaning of the Fourth Amendment.
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