SCOPO Legal Issues


One Light, Two Lights, Red Light, Blue Light

Legislation sponsored by the State Coalition of Probation Organizations will allow probation peace officers to display a blue warning light on authorized emergency vehicles. Senate Bill 587 (D-Atkins) would amend Vehicle Code section 25258(b) to give probation officers the same authority as most..

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U.S. Supreme Court Rules Law Enforcement May Use Evidence Found After Illegal Stop

In a 5-3 decision marked by a ferocious dissent from Justice Sonia Sotomayor, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that officers may use evidence obtained from a search incident to arrest even when the evidence is found after an unconstitutional stop. The case, Utah v. Strieff, gives peace office..

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Court Denies Defendant’s Challenge to PRCS Probation Search

By Christopher W. Miller, Esq. SCOPO General Counsel Ruling against a probationer who tried to suppress evidence he was in possession of child pornography, the First District Court of Appeal held the one year supervision period under the Postrelease Community Supervision Ac..

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