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Warrantless use of drug-detection dog is an illegal search

On Behalf of | Oct 20, 2018 | Uncategorized

The use of a drug-detection dog at the door of an apartment in an unlocked apartment building, without a search warrant, is an illegal search in violation of the  fourth amendment of the U.S. Constitution, ruled the Illinois Supreme Court.  The Court had previously ruled that the warrantless use of a drug-detection dog at the apartment door of the defendant in a locked apartment building was illegal.  It extended that ruling to unlocked apartment buildings in People v Bonilla on October 18, 2018.