Idaho Criminal Defense and DUI Defense Blog

The Relationship Between The Idaho Constitution And The United States Constitution

Posted by William Young | May 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Fourth Amendment protects citizens from unreasonable searches and seizures. A seizure without a warrant is unreasonable, subject to a few enumerated exceptions. The famous case of Terry v. Ohio held that a detention by law enforcement is a seizure within the meaning of the Fourth Amendment. Following the logic in Terry, an officer who detains a person for a traffic offense must have a re asonable suspicion that the law is being violated based on specific and articulable facts. The suspicion must be formed before the stop. Idaho's constitutional provisions relating to searches and seizures are similar to federal law, however, Idaho courts have repeatedly held that Article I § 7 provides citizens with greater protection than that provided under federal law.

About the Author

William Young

William Young - Idaho Criminal Defense, DUI Defense, and Trial Attorney


There are no comments for this post. Be the first and Add your Comment below.

Leave a Comment

Free Consultation

Each case is unique. The strength and weakness of your case will depend on the particular facts of your case. We will answer any questions you have, and give you an honest assessment of your case.

Committed To Every Client

We are committed to providing every client the respect and compassion they deserve. We work one-on-one with every client to make sure they get the best possible defense. Let us help you. Idaho Criminal Defense • Idaho DUI Defense