StudiGuide 16: Search and Seizure Law in California
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StudiGuide 16: Search and Seizure Law in California

Study Guide for the California Police Academy (P.O.S.T.) Written Examination
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Created by Michael Rubacha
Last updated 5/2017
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • 5 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • At the end of this StudiGuide course, students will be able to understand the California Criminal Justice System.
  • Students will be able to understand the basic concepts of Search and Seizure – Fourth Amendment.
  • Students will, after careful study and review of this course, will be able to have a better understanding for the testing and passing of the State of California’s Commission on Peace Officer Standard and Training (POST) basic police academy written examination.
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Requirements
  • Students should have a copy of the state of California’s Commission on Peace Officer Standard and Training (POST) workbook and review it prior to starting a StudiGuide course.
Description

This StudiGuide course provides a practice review-testing resource for police academy cadets (based on the state of California’s Commission on Peace Officer Standard and Training 'POST' requirements) to help understand and pass the POST written examinations.

After review and study of this StudiGuide, you will be able to RECOGNIZE:

  • constitutional protections guaranteed by the Fourth Amendment
  • standing and how it applies to an expectation of privacy
  • probable cause to search and its link between Fourth Amendment protections and search and seizure law
  • how the exclusionary rule applies to a peace officer’s collection of evidence
  • how probable cause serves as a basis for obtaining a search warrant
  • the necessary conditions for securing an area pending issuance of a search warrant
  • the elements for compliance with the knock and notice requirements when serving a search warrant
  • the application of the Nexus Rule while conducting an authorized search
  • why a plain view seizure does not constitute a search
  • the legal requirements for seizure of items in plain view
  • the conditions and circumstances where warrantless searches and seizures are considered reasonable and legal
  • the scope and necessary conditions for conducting a vehicle inventory
  • the legal framework establishing a peace officer’s authority to seize physical evidence from a subject’s body with a warrant, and without a warrant
  • the conditions under which a peace officer may use reasonable force to prevent a subject form swallowing or attempting to swallow evidence
  • the conditions necessary for legally obtaining blood samples
  • the conditions for legally obtaining non-intrusive bodily evidence such as Fingerprints, and Handwriting samples

After review and study of this StudiGuide, you will be able to RECOGNIZE the scope and necessary conditions for conducting the following types of warrantless searches:

  • Cursory / frisk / pat search
  • Consent searches
  • Searches pursuant to exigent circumstances,
  • Searches incident to arrest
  • Probation / parole searches

After review and study of this StudiGuide, you will be able to RECOGNIZE the scope and necessary conditions for conducting the following types of motor vehicle searches:

  • Probable cause searches
  • Seizures of items in plain view
  • Protective searches
  • Consent searches
  • Searches incident to custodial arrest
  • Instrumentality searches

After review and study of this StudiGuide, you will be able to IDENTIFY:

  • the concept of reasonable expectation of privacy
  • the time limitations for serving a search warrant
  • the importance of a peace officer’s neutral role during an identification procedure
  • officer actions before, during, and after an identification procedure to prevent impermissible law enforcement suggestiveness when conducting a Field show-up, Photographic spread, and Custodial lineup.
Who is the target audience?
  • Students who want to maximize their study time while attending a police academy in the state of California.
  • Students who want a clearer understanding of the material they will be tested on while attending a police academy.
  • Our StudiGuides are an eLearning experience that short-cuts the normal "study groups" at home with the fundamental, straight forward, no-nonsense knowledge required, in a practical setting; your home, vehicle or other study place.
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Curriculum For This Course
40 Lectures
01:01:47
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StudiGuide 16: How To Pass This Written Examination
3 Lectures 08:22

Students will understand the nature and format of questions that may appear on the California POST police academy written examinations for this course.

Students will be able to familiarize themselves with the POST workbooks and find out other information via the POST website.

Preview 02:02

Students will understand test taking tips for the California POST police academy written examinations.

Preview 04:27

Students will be able to ask any question, leave comments and/or rate this course for the benefit of others.

Discussion Post
01:53
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What will be covered and how it will be covered
1 Lecture 02:58

Students will be given an overview of this course, what will be covered and how it will be covered.

Preview 02:58
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StudiGuide 16: Search and Seizure Law: Basic Principles
5 Lectures 04:22

Students will be able to understand the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution which prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures, and understand that any search or seizure must be based on probable cause.

Preview 01:05

Students will be able to understand that a persons Fourth Amendment's right is not violated unless a person's legitimate expectation of privacy is infringed upon by the government.

Preview 01:27

Students will be able to understand "standing" and how it applies to an expectation of privacy.

Standing
00:38

Students will be able to demonstrate that probable cause exists to search a specific place for specific property or contraband which will be used as evidence.

Probable Cause to Search
00:39

Students will be able to understand and recognize how the exclusionary rule applies to a peace officer's collection of evidence.

Exclusionary Rule
00:33

Lecture Review Questions.

Search and Seizure Law Review Questions
10 questions
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StudiGuide 16: Searches and Seizures: Warrants
5 Lectures 05:51

Students will be able to understand that before they can obtain a search warrant, they must be able to provide a judge with specific facts that meet the requirement of probable cause.

Probable Cause for Obtaining a Search Warrant
00:40

Students will be able to understand that under very limited circumstances, peace officers may security a residence while in the process of obtaining a search warrant.

Securing an Area
01:20

Students will be able to understand and recognize the time limitations for serving a search warrant

Time Limitations for Serving a Search Warrant
01:37

Students will be able to understand that before they can enter a private dwelling to execute a search warrant, officers must comply with the requirements of knock and notice.

Knock and Notice Compliance
01:43

Students will be able to understand when officers may seize items under the nexus rule.

Nexus Rule
00:31

Lecture Review Questions.

Warrant Review Questions
10 questions
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StudiGuide 16: Searches and Seizures: Warrantless
8 Lectures 18:06

Students will be able to understand why plain view seizures does not constitute a search.

Plain View Seizure
00:27

Students will be able to understand the legal requirements for seizure of items in plain view.

Plain View Seizure: Legal Requirements
01:48

Students will be able to understand and recognize the conditions and circumstances where warrantless searches and seizures are considered reasonable and legal.

Warrantless Searches: Reasonable and Legal
00:38

Students will understand when it is justified in conducting a limited search for a concealed weapon or object suspected as being used as a weapon.

Searches: Cursory / Frisk / Pat Down
04:17

Students will be able to understand it is acceptable to enter premises and/or conduct searches without a warrant if valid consent is obtained.

Searches: Consent
04:25

Students will be able to understand that there may be compelling need for official action and no time to secure a warrant to lawfully enter an area in which an individual has a reasonable expectation of privacy.

Searches: Exigent Circumstances
03:05

Students will be able to understand the conditions in which a search may take place incident to arrest.

Searches: Incident to Arrest
01:52

Students will be able to understand the conditions of warrantless searches of persons on probation or parole.

Searches: Probation and Parole
01:34

Lecture Review Questions.

Warrantless Review Questions
10 questions
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StudiGuide 16: Searches and Seizures: Motor Vehicles
7 Lectures 08:56

Students will be able to understand an exception to the warrant requirement when a motor vehicle is involved.  The risk of vehicle mobility and a reduced expectation of privacy justifies a warrantless search as long as the search is based on probable cause that the vehicle contains contraband or evidence of a crime.

Vehicle Search: Probable Cause to Search
02:21

Students will be able to understand an exception to the warrant requirement when a motor vehicle is involved. Seizing crime-related evidence in an officer's plain view does not involve any type of search.

Vehicle Search: Plain View Seizureas
00:46

Students will be able to understand an exception to the warrant requirement when a motor vehicle is involved. A protective search of a vehicle is a limited warrantless search of the passenger compartment of a vehicle for weapons.

Vehicle Search: Protective Searches
01:00

Students will be able to understand an exception to the warrant requirement when a motor vehicle is involved. If an officer obtains valid consent to search a vehicle and / or any item within the vehicle, the warrantless search will always be upheld as legal.

Vehicle Search: Consent Searches
01:03

Students will be able to understand an exception to the warrant requirement when a motor vehicle is involved.  If a custodial arrest is made of a person in a vehicle, the officer may be able to conduct a warrantless search of the vehicle's passenger compartment.

Vehicle Search: Searches Incident to Custodial Arrest
01:56

Students will be able to understand an exception to the warrant requirement when a motor vehicle is involved.  If the vehicle itself constitutes evidence of a criminal act, the vehicle may be seized without a warrant for later examination in accordance with sound scientific procedures.

Vehicle Search: Instrumentality Searches
00:48

Students will be able to understand an exception to the warrant requirement when a motor vehicle is involved.  This is a procedure for safe-keeping the vehicle and items inside, via impound or being stored per agency policy.

Vehicle Inventory
01:02

Lecture Review Questions.

Motor Vehicle Review Questions
10 questions
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StudiGuide 16: Searches and Seizures: Bodily Intrusions
4 Lectures 05:23

Students will be able to understand the warrant / warrantless requirements for a bodily intrusion search or seizure.

Bodily Intrusion: With and Without a Warrant
01:27

Students will be able to understand the use of force requirements during bodily intrusion for search or seizure to prevent a subject from swallowing or attempting to swallow evidence.

Bodily Intrusion: Use of Force
02:18

Students will be able to understand the circumstances and limitations of obtaining blood samples.

Blood Samples
00:38

Students will be able to understand the circumstances and limitations of obtaining fingerprints and handwriting samples.

Fingerprints and Handwriting Samples
01:00

Lecture Review Questions.

Bodily Intrusion Review Questions
10 questions
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StudiGuide 16: Searches and Seizures: Identification Procedures
4 Lectures 04:09

Students will be able to understand identification procedures to confirm or eliminate a person as the actual perpetrator and the importance of a peace officer's role during an identification procedure.

Identification Process
00:46

Students will be able to understand the requirements for Field Showups.

Field Showups
01:59

Students will be able to understand the requirements of Photographic spreads.

Photographic Spreads
00:42

Students will be able to understand the requirements of Custodial Lineups.

Custodial Lineups
00:42

Lecture Review Questions.

Identification Review Questions
10 questions
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Course Ending and StudiGuide 16 Course PDF
1 Lecture 00:56

Course ending and closure.  Thank You for taking and completing this course.

Course Ending and StudiGuide 16 Course PDF
00:56
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Final Review Questions for Search and Seizure in California
0 Lectures 00:00

Course Review Questions.

Final Review Questions: Search and Seizure: Fourth Amendment
151 questions
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About the Instructor
Michael Rubacha
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California Police Academy Study Guide Presenter

Michael "Andy" Rubacha

I began my career in law enforcement in 1988 and retired from Los Angeles County. Throughout my County law enforcement career, I have taken on collateral tasks as trainer, instructor and mentor to fellow law enforcement personnel of all ranks.

I have attended the LAPD Law Enforcement West Point Leadership Program and numerous other supervisory, management, and instructor training courses in law enforcement. I have obtained my Basic, Intermediate, Advance, Supervisory and Management POST certificates. As a college instructor, I have taught Criminal Justice to students interested in the field of law enforcement. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology. I have taken a keen interest in newly hired police trainees to mentor them for success. I have also facilitated career / promotional preparation courses for the past fifteen+ years.

Additionally, I was a member of the Air Force (Security Police), a Veteran of Desert Storm, and a life-member of the Veteran of Foreign Wars, Post 9148, having served as Post Commander and Senior Vice-Post Commander.

I have volunteered my time for more than fifteen years to coordinate and teach study groups for police academy (including Module D and re-certification) recruits/students. Over 1000 students attended my study groups. My desire is to continue benefiting the student/recruit in being successful to become the next generation police officer.