Prior to beginning work on this video presentation, read Fourth Amendment: Search and Seizure (Links to an external site.), The Difference Between the 5th and 6th Amendment Right to Counsel (Links to an external site.), Probable Cause and Reasonable Suspicion (Links to an external site.), Saul Ornelas and Ismael Ornelas Ledesma, Petitioners v. United States (Links to an external site.), and Pre-Trial Motions (Links to an external site.).
The fourth, fifth and sixth amendments are the most important of the Bill of Rights which affect criminal law, prosecutions, and defenses in the United States. Consider the protections against unreasonable searches and seizures, the right to remain silent, the right to due process, the right to counsel, and the right to a speedy trial as the “Holy Grail” of constitutional protections for those accused of a crime.
Part 1: Your PowerPoint (or equivalent) presentation:
If your last name begins with the letters A through G (fourth amendment). Create a five- to eight-slide PowerPoint explaining the fourth amendment. Additionally, provide 50 to 75 words of explanations for each of your PowerPoint slides in the discussion area, just as you would present an oral presentation explaining the slides on the topics listed. In your PowerPoint slides and discussions,
- List the requirements of the fourth amendment.
- Define the key term warrant, and provide exceptions to the warrant requirement.
- Examine what the remedy is for a defendant when a motion granted to suppress is granted for a fourth amendment violation.