INVESTIGATIVE TECHNIQUES LAW
Copyright 2001 - 2014 Edward S. Armstrong, Jr.

All law enforcement officers must confer with their training officers, legal advisors and prosecutors regarding the following legal issues. State law can be more restrictive (pro-defendant) than Federal law. Federal circuit courts of appeal often disagree with other Federal circuit courts on issues not yet decided by the United States Supreme Court. Also, lower courts (State and Federal) sometime disagree on what a Supreme Court decision means. The following statements are not to be taken as legal advice.

 


CONTENTS (click any heading)

1. WIRETAPPING, BUGGING
2. STORED COMMUNICATION (Voice Mail, E-Mail)
3. PEN RIGISTER, TRAP AND TRACE
4. TELEPHONE RECORD

5. BINOCULAR, TELESCOPE
6. POLE CAMERA
7. RECORDING CRIMINAL ACTIVITY AND         STATEMENTS
8. SNEAK AND PEEK WARRANT
9. SILENT VIDEO WARRANT
10. MAIL COVER
11. TRASH SEARCH
12. TRACKING DEVICE
13. FORWARD LOOKING INFRARED (FLIR)
14. OVERFLIGHT

15. COVERT UNDERCOVER ACTIVITY
16. PLAIN SIGHT, SOUND, SMELL, TOUCH
17. KNOCK AND TALK
18. TRAFFIC STOP
19. ROADBLOCK
20. DOG SNIFF
21. PROBATION SEARCH
22. PRIVATE SEARCH
23. VIDEO RENTAL RECORD
24. FIRST AMENDMENT & SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP SEARCH
ES
25. EXECUTION OF SEARCH WARRANT
26. OVERT INTERROGATION OF SUSPECTS AND DEFENDANTS