Due Week 6 and worth 100 points
Officer Jones asked the neighborhoods regular trash collector to put the content of the defendants garbage that was left on the curb in plastic bags and to turn over the bags to him at the end of the day. The trash collector did as the officer asked in order to not mix the garbage once he collected the defendants garbage. The officer searched through the garbage and found items indicative of narcotics use. The officer then recited the information that was obtained from the trash in an affidavit in support of a warrant to search the defendants home. The officer encountered the defendant at the house later that day upon execution of the warrant. The officer found quantities of cocaine and marijuana during the search and arrested the defendant on felony narcotics charges.
Write a one (1) page paper in which you:
1. Identify the constitutional amendment that would govern Officer Jones actions.
2. Analyze the validity and constitutionality of officers Jones actions.
3. Discuss if Officer Jones actions were justified under the doctrines of plain view abandonment open fields or border searches.
4. Use at least two (2) quality references.Note:Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
Be typed double spaced using Times New Roman font (size 12) with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment the students name the professors name the course title and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
Research and analyze procedures governing the process of arrest through trial.
Critically debate the Constitutional safeguards of key Amendments with specific attention to the 4th 5th 6th and 14th Amendments.
Describe the difference between searchers warrantless searches and stops.
Write clearly and concisely about the criminal procedure using proper writing mechanics.