In a closely watched case from Florida, a unanimous Supreme Court held upheld probable cause to search for drugs based on a dog sniff. Read the full opinion here.
While the opinion is generally unhelpful to defendants in marijuana cases, there are rays of hope. The Court said that defendants could still challenge probable cause on a case-by-case basis, where dog sniffs are the basis of the search. Defense counsel in Harris did not – at least at the trial court level.