Court Rules That Police Can Obtain Warrant Based on Prediction of Crime

A recent ruling in the state of Text indicates that a warrant can be given for search based on the prediction that a crime will soon occur. The dissenting judge in the ruling wrote: “a prediction of a future crime” is now sufficient information to obtain a warrant.

In 2010 police broke into a house without a warrant and then used the information gathered as evidence to try someone on charges. In past times this evidence would of been thrown out.

This court case was to determine whether or not the evidence was admissible, because the evidence was gathered without a warrant.

The individuals arrested and tried had the ingredients to make meth in their abode and this is the evidence that was used against them in court. This decision could have far reaching implications concerning search and seizure rights. The police reentered the home with a warrant after they had already illegally entered the home. They saw the ingredients used to make meth, requested a warrant, and then returned to the home to confiscate the illegal substances. The lawyer of the defendant claims that the evidence should not be permissible because it was discovered in an illegal raid even though it was confiscated once a warrant was received.

Future Crime Warrant